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The long economic recovery has brought unemployment to historic lows. But the number of men in the labor force during their prime working age has dropped significantly over the past 50 years. Jetta Productions Inc./Getty Images hide caption

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Despite Job Boom, More Men Are Giving Up On Work

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Author Adam Minter estimates that the average U.S. thrift store is able to sell only about one-third of its inventory. In his new book, Secondhand, he finds out what happens to the other two-thirds. Jeff Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images hide caption

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'The Best Thing You Can Do Is Not Buy More Stuff,' Says 'Secondhand' Expert

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President Trump's remarks sent the stock market tumbling on Tuesday morning, as investors grappled to recalibrate to the suggestion that a trade deal with China could be a year away. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Dan Digre, who owns a Minnesota factory, Misco, that makes speakers, says tariffs are hurting his ability to compete. Courtesy of Michael Everett/Misco hide caption

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His Company Makes Speakers. Now He's Speaking Out, Opposing Tariffs

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Denis Otieno and his daughter plant a cypress sapling purchased with money received from the charity GiveDirectly back in 2017. More recently, the charity teamed up with researchers to study the impact of cash grants on the wider community. Nichole Sobecki for NPR hide caption

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Researchers Find A Remarkable Ripple Effect When You Give Cash To Poor Families

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People walk by a Black Friday promotional at Cookie's department store Friday in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Doorbusters Busted: Shoppers Rethink Black Friday

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Teri Smith is one of over 130,000 workers who shop for and deliver groceries for Instacart. Smith, 46, has worked for Instacart in Arlington, Texas, since August 2018. Allison V. Smith for NPR hide caption

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At The Mercy Of An App: Workers Feel The Instacart Squeeze

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., are proposing to forgive student debt for most Americans. They greet each other at a Democratic primary debate in July. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Forgiving Student Debt Would Boost Economy, Economists Say

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It's unclear whether President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping can come to a trade deal. A new bill supporting Hong Kong protesters could complicate talks. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump Waffles On Hong Kong Democracy Bill Amid China Trade Talks

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Oil prices are down amid weak demand, and investors no longer seem willing to write the industry a blank check. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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As Oil Prices Drop And Money Dries Up, Is The U.S. Shale Boom Going Bust?

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