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Economy

Here’s How Many Americans Would Struggle to Pay a $400 Emergency Expense

A new Federal Reserve survey shows the current state of many in the American economy.

How Every Part of the Hiring Process Favors Elites

For those who didn't go to prestigious schools, don't come from money, and aren't interested in sports and booze—it's near impossible to gain access to the best-paying jobs.

Why Old White People Dominate Small Businesses

The concentration of wealth among older households stifles entrepreneurship among the young and minorities. 

After Years of Fast Job Growth, North Dakota’s Unemployment Rate Is Rising

The state saw a significant over-the-year increase in its still-low unemployment rate.

Phoenix Makes a Play to Become An R&D Powerhouse

The Greater Phoenix Area, once an epicenter for the foreclosure crisis, now wants to become a hub for software, engineering, and research. 

Senate Votes to Give Obama 'Fast-Track' Power and a Hard-Fought Win

Trade Promotion Authority passes after a combined lobbying effort by Republicans and the White House. But passage in the House may be even tougher.

Hillary Clinton Is ‘Glad’ About Benghazi Emails Getting Released

But the newly public emails were far from Clinton's top priority Friday.

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