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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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The star of the highly regarded PBS talk show Charlie Rose and co-host of CBS This Morning issued a statement...

Department Of Justice To Sue To Block AT&T, Time Warner Merger

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Justice Department Sues To Block AT&T's Merger With Time Warner

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Yellen Resigns From Fed Board After Being Passed Over To Keep Top Post

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New Trump Hotel Set To Open In Heart Of The Mississippi Delta

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Keystone XL Pipeline Gets Regulators' OK In Nebraska, Clearing Key Hurdle

The Nebraska Public Service Commission voted 3-2 on Monday to approve the controversial pipeline — albeit not on the...