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Chipotle Stock Dips After Some Va. Customers Report Illness

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Chipotle temporarily closed a Sterling, Va., restaurant to sanitize it. A company representative told NPR that the reported symptoms were consistent with norovirus.

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Wall Street Thinks Netflix Is The Next Big Thing

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Market analysts see parallels with Tesla and Amazon as the company spends big to grow its business ahead of immediate profits.

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Nonprofit Helps California's Asian-American Farmers Grow Their Businesses

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Traditional Asian greens like crisp daikon roots for pickling are an integral part of Asian-American cultural identity. A nonprofit is helping small farmers meet high demand in Asian enclaves.

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Somerset County's Declining Economy

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A new coal mine opened in western Pennsylvania and is expected to employ at least 70 people. We travel to Somerset County to look at what it will take to bring economic opportunity to rural America.

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Economist says early childhood education spending has big payoff

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Economist Arthur Rolnick says we're under-investing in our most vulnerable kids, and that paying for early childhood programs is not just morally right, it's economically smart. Rolnick believes it's the very best public investment we can make.

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As Coal Jobs Decline, Solar Sector Shines

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The loss of jobs has stung as the coal industry has declined. Renewable power — especially solar — is now where the jobs are. Solar jobs outnumber those in coal, but coal jobs pay more.

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In His Post-Fed Life, Bernanke Talks Taxes, Trump And Partisan Perceptions

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Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke discusses the contradictory partisan divide in people's views of the economy, the economy's health and the problem of those left behind by economic change.

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Last-Minute Budget Deal Reached Before Government Shutdown Deadline

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The bipartisan plan would keep the government open through the fiscal year. And, President Trump made a phone call to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to talk about North Korea.

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GDP Grew Just 0.7 Percent In First Quarter Of 2017

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The Commerce Department report indicates the slowest economic growth in three years.

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Rhode Island Sends Out Double Tax Rebates

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The Rhode Island Department of Revenue mistakenly mailed out duplicate tax refund checks. The extra checks went to about 500 people and total more than $360,000. But only one of each can be cashed.

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Trump Administration Orders New Sanctions On North Korea

President Trump announced additional sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang's renegade nuclear program.

Mass. Gov. Baker Opposes Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

David Greene talks to GOP Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, who signed a letter urging Senate Majority Leader...

Examining Links Between Academic Performance And Food Stamps

South Carolina researchers have drawn a connection between low-income students' poor performance on math tests and...

SEC Reveals It Was Hacked Last Year

The Securities and Exchange Commission says someone breached a major database last year. And it says information...

Equifax Breach Puts Credit Bureaus' Oversight In Question

The day that Equifax said millions of Americans' personal information had been exposed, lawmakers were considering...

SEC Says Cybercriminals Hacked Its Files, May Have Used Secret Data For Trading

The Securities and Exchange Commission says the "nonpublic information" might have given the intruders an edge in...

Hurricane Season Takes Its Toll On Home Sales And Builder Optimism

The recent enormous storms have hit the industry hard, with several signs turning negative. But economists expect a...

President Trump's Decision On Iran Nuclear Deal Could Affect Boeing Sales

Boeing has been one of the big winners with the Iran nuclear deal with two deals worth roughly $20 billion with...

Fed's Unwinding Of Crisis Programs Expected To Push Up Interest Rates Very Gradually

The Federal Reserve in October will begin unwinding the extraordinary stimulus it used to battle the Great Recession....

The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog

The Education Department has terminated two agreements with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Here's why...