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First major poverty drop since '06; Latinos improve

WASHINGTON — The poorest Americans, particularly those who are Latino, finally are showing signs of joining in the economic recovery as the nation’s poverty rate dropped significantly last year for the first time since 2006.

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Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike

Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike

Signals the Fed sends this week may move the financial markets.

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Demographics and the shrinking labor force

Demographics and the shrinking labor force

For this structural weakness, the country needs structural policy changes.

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Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike

Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike

In this Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen arrives for a dinner during the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyo. Yellen will be pressed to clarify the Fed's intentions after the Fed issu…

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Fla.'s 'Gray Belt' a glimpse at nation's future

Fla.'s 'Gray Belt' a glimpse at nation's future

In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 photo, in addition to her job as office manger of the Audibel Hearing Aid Center, Maureen Locher, right, offers homemade cookies to senior customer Maurice Wright in Homosassa, Fla. In Citrus County, Florida more than a third of residents are senior citizens…

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Fla.'s 'Gray Belt' a glimpse at nation's future

Fla.'s 'Gray Belt' a glimpse at nation's future

INVERNESS, Fla. — A billboard at the county line advertises home health-care services. Local churches try to create a feeling of belonging for elderly members who may be disconnected from family members up north. Lawyers and accountants make house calls like doctors. Elderly residents get fe…

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Only college graduates need apply

Only college graduates need apply

Resulting damage to all these workers' career trajectories could last for years.

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'Boeing's Bank" is just corporate welfare

Follow the money to see who benefits from reauthorization.

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Small businesses suffer if Ex-Im bank isn’t reauthorized

Export-Import Bank is important to small businesses and should be reauthorized.

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