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Labor Abuses After Harvey

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What About Sexual Harassment On Wall Street?

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What's Behind Bitcoin's All-Time High Value

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"Beginning in 2018, our audits will occur annually, with reports issued Nov. 15," Defense Department Comptroller David L. Norquist said in announcing the Pentagon's first-ever audit. Daniel Slim/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Citi Bike users pedal through the streets of Manhattan. Some members of Generation Z, the younger generation following the millennials, are less inclined to own cars and lean more toward bike-sharing and ride-sharing services. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Generation Z May Not Want To Own Cars. Can Automakers Woo Them In Other Ways?

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MPR Cutting Ties With Longtime Business Partner Garrison Keillor

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The $3 billion Brightline express train project will launch this month with trains operating from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale. Courtesy of Brightline hide caption

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Members of the College Republican National Committee demonstrated against the estate tax in Washington in 2006. The tax was eliminated in 2010 but was reinstated a year later. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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As GOP Lawmakers Eye Cutting Estate Tax, Will They Increase Income Inequality?

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Three major U.S. airlines have announced new restrictions on "smart luggage" because of the fire hazard posed by lithium-ion batteries in cargo holds. The airlines say any such batteries need to be removable. Rob Carr/Getty Images hide caption

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Bitcoin's Rising Value Could Be Good News, But Might Not

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A row of chimneys stand in a neighborhood devastated by a wildfire on Oct. 13, 2017, near Santa Rosa, Calif. Massive wildfires swept through Northern California two months ago, destroying thousands of homes and businesses. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talks with reporters after leaving a news conference on the tax overhaul in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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