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Chickpeas Sit In Silos As Trump’s Trade Wars Wage On

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Allen Druffel, 34, of Colton, Wash., stands in front of the co-op silos that hold his unsold chickpeas. Last year he was getting 50 cents a pound for his pulse crop. Now, the going price is 18 cents a pound — well below his cost of production.

The largest importers of crops like lentils, garbanzos or peas — China and India — aren’t buying because of trade wars and tariffs. But farmers already planted in anticipation of sales.

(Image credit: Anna King/Northwest News Network)

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Affordable Care Act Can Stay In Effect While Under Appeal, Judge Says

Monday, December 31st, 2018

The federal website where consumers can sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is shown on a computer screen in Washington, D.C., last month. The federal judge in Texas, who earlier this month ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, said that the law can remain in effect while under appeal.

The federal judge in Texas issued a stay on the health care law more than two weeks after ruling it unconstitutional due to a recent elimination of a tax penalty on uninsured people.

(Image credit: AP)

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On Jan. 1, Books, Movies And Music From 1923 Enter Public Domain

Sunday, December 30th, 2018

James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins of Duke’s Center for the Study of the Public Domain talk with NPR’s Leila Fadel about the movies, music and books from 1923 entering the public domain on Jan. 1.

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Market Volatility Forecast

Sunday, December 30th, 2018

NPR’s Don Gonyea speaks with Financial Times global business columnist Rana Foroohar about the recent market volatility, and what it could mean for the economy in 2019.

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Desperation In Gaza, Where Over Half Of Work Force Is Unemployed

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

With an unemployment rate now estimated at more than 50 percent, people in Gaza are desperate for work. An unemployment office faces large crowds when jobs are announced.

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