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Economists Are Confident The Fed Will Keep Control Of Inflation

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Trump's Proposed Budget Gives Up Fight Against Deficit Spending

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A young man uses heroin under a bridge in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, a neighborhood that has become a hub for heroin use. The economic costs of the epidemic are mounting, researchers say, as the U.S. loses more and more workers in their prime. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump is unveiling his 2019 fiscal year budget proposal on Monday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Offers Spending Blueprint, But Congress Already Wrote The Check

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A Republican Case For Supporting A Budget-Busting Spending Bill

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Police investigate a car stopped in front of a security gate this week outside City Hall in New York. Douglas Schifter, a longtime New York City livery driver, took his life in front of City Hall. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Driver's Suicide Highlights 'Race To The Bottom' In Cab Industry, Union Director Says

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Despite Tumultuous Stock Market, Some Economists Say Inflation Threat Is Exaggerated

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News Brief: Government Funding Lapses, Market Volatility, Syria

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Trader Michael Milano (right) on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, a day when all the major U.S. stock indexes saw sharp drops. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Another Rout In The Stock Market, As Dow Drops More Than 1,000 Points

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Protesters unfurl a caricature of Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin at the end of her State of the State address on Monday. Emily Wendler/StateImpact Oklahoma hide caption

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Tax Cuts Put Oklahoma In A Bind. Now Gov. Fallin Wants To Raise Taxes

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The stock market swung dramatically Wednesday, ending about where it started the day — after record losses earlier in the week. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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White House Says Despite Stock Market Volatility, Economy Is Doing Well

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