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In Swing States, Clinton to Rip Trump on Economy

June 21, 2016
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
Hillary Clinton believes Donald Trump, if elected president, would be a disaster for the U.S. economy.
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Paul Ryan endorses Trump, modest job growth in May and Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson

June 3, 2016
House speaker will support Republican nominee despite their "differences." Economy adds 38k jobs in May.
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Obama: In November, Voters Have a Choice on Economy’s Direction

June 2, 2016
Carol Lee, Byron Tau | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama stepped squarely into the 2016 campaign Wednesday, offering voters an optimistic vision of the country’s economic future and delivering a harsh critique of the Republican seeking to succeed him in the White House.
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A very bad sign for all but America’s biggest cities

May 23, 2016
Jim Tankersley | The Washington Post
Americans in small towns and rural communities are dramatically less likely to start new businesses than they have been in the past, an unprecedented trend that jeopardizes the economic future of vast swaths of the country.

Tensions rise in the Democratic Party, Trump names his SCOTUS shortlist and Obama acts on overtime pay

May 20, 2016
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders continuing to fight for the Democratic nomination while Donald Trump shores up Republican support.
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Hiring Hurdle: Finding Workers Who Can Pass a Drug Test

May 18, 2016
Jackie Calmes | The New York Times
A few years back, the heavy-equipment manufacturer JCB held a job fair in the glass foyer of its sprawling headquarters near here, but when a throng of prospective employees learned the next step would be drug testing, an alarming thing happened: About half of them left.
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Hillary Clinton and the 2-for-1 presidency

May 17, 2016
Lisa Lerer, Catherine Lucey | AP
The notion of a 2-for-1 Clinton presidency is back. Recalling sunnier days of growth, low unemployment and budget surpluses under her husband, Hillary Clinton is telling Americans that Bill Clinton will be "in charge of revitalizing the economy" if she wins the White House.
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Success of ‘Hamilton’ May Have Saved Hamilton on the $10 Bill

April 16, 2016
Jackie Calmes | The New York Times
For more than 100 years, women have waited for a portrait of someone of their sex at the center of a paper note, a wait that appeared to be ending when Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced 10 months ago that he would choose a woman for a new $10 bill in development.
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States selecting RNC delegates, GOP meets in Florida, Obama's election-year agenda & a woman on the $10 bill

April 15, 2016
Ted Cruz sets himself up for success with delegates at the state level. Plus, why the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" may be slowing progress of updating the $10 bill.
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