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Researchers Find Surprising Results After Testing A New Way To Measure Poverty

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The study takes into account the hardship and deprivation faced by an individual or family: How often do they have trouble getting food, paying bills or getting help for a serious medical problem?

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Higher-Earning Households Tend To Spend More Time Alone

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A new study finds that wealthier people spend less time socializing. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Emily Bianchi of Emory University about how income levels affect how people spend their time.

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Report Says Trade Deal Would Boost U.S. Economy, But Opponents Say No

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If Congress were to approve the TransPacific Partnership, the economy would expand by .15 percent by 2032, according to a report by the U.S. International Trade Commission.

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Student Art Project Gets Mighty High Appraisal

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Antique dealer Alvin Barr was surprised when a piece of pottery he owned was appraised at as much as $50,000 on Antiques Roadshow. So too was the pot's creator, Betsy Soule.

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How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity

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Wasn't the digital economy supposed to help all of us gain access to meaningful work?  Computers would do the boring jobs while people did the stuff that matters? Instead, we've got workers replaced by robots and taxi drivers losing out to Uber. What went wrong? Media theorist Douglas Rushkoff has a word for it: growth.

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Starting Over at a Start-Up

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Dan Lyons was a magazine writer and the technology editor at Newsweek. But one Friday morning, he found out that he'd lost his job. He was 50 with a wife and two kids. What was he going to do?  And then he had an idea -- since he had so much experience reporting on Silicon Valley and the tech explosing, why not join it? So Dan scored a gig with HubSpot, a Boston start-up flush with 100 million dol

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The Case for a Universal Basic Income

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The idea of a universal basic income is getting serious consideration these days from governments -- in Switzerland, Finland, even Kenya. Could it get traction in the U.S.? Absolutely, says journalist Rutger Bregman.

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Are More U.S. Workers Beginning To Get Raises?

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As the U.S. job market continues to improve, there are hints that wages are finally picking up. Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution.

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First-Time Buyers Face Housing Crunch In Big Cities

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Despite low interest rates, it's a difficult time for people who want to buy a house for the first time. Skylar Olsen of Zillow explains why so few houses are available and why prices are so high.

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How Ogden, Utah Has The Lowest Level Of Income Inequality

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Among America's larger cities, Ogden has the highest percentage of people in the middle class according to the Census Bureau. Mayor Mike Caldwell tells Melissa Block how they got that distinction.

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