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U.S. Economy Grew 2.9 Percent In 2018, Just Below Trump’s Target

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

The U.S. economy grew 2.9 percent last year, just missing President Trump

The U.S. economy expanded at a solid 2.6 percent rate during the last three months of 2018, but growth was significantly lower than it had been earlier in the year as the boost from tax cuts waned.

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What North Korea’s Economy Looks Like

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

NPR’S Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Travis Jeppesen, author of See you Again in Pyongyang about his article in The New York Times Magazine describing North Korea’s economy.

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Oregon Set To Pass The First Statewide Rent Control Bill

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

For years, climbing rent has posed problems for tenants in Portland, Oregon

The measure would limit rent increases to 7 percent annually, plus inflation, and offer renters more protection from eviction. Supporters celebrate as critics fear it will diminish housing options.

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Support Pours In For Walmart Workers With Disabilities After Company Announcement

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

News of Walmart’s decision to get rid of door greeters continues to rock communities that advocate for workers with disabilities.

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If a Wealth Tax is Such a Good Idea, Why Did Europe Kill Theirs?

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks at an organizing event on February 18, 2019 in Glendale, California. Warren is attempting to become the Democratic nominee in a crowded 2020 presidential field.

Senator Elizabeth Warren proposes a new kind of U.S. tax policy: a wealth tax. But the policy faces serious hurdles, including lessons from a failed experiment in Europe and a constitutional challenge

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