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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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American Security: An Economy That Works for All

April 15, 2016
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
For the third consecutive presidential cycle, the financial crisis that gave birth to the Great Recession will shape the outcome of an election. Americans robbed of wealth and their confidence eight years ago, and pessimistic that either of those missing ingredients will return anytime soon, are debating throughout a rough-and-tumble primary season whether continuity, revolution, or improvisation in the White House would improve their lives.
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