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Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen says the process of unwinding the central bank's massive bond holdings will be gradual. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Fed's Unwinding Of Crisis Programs Expected To Push Up Interest Rates Very Gradually

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A strengthening global economy is among the most important forces putting downward pressure on the dollar. agcuesta/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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The Dollar Is Weaker, But That Might Not Be A Bad Thing

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What To Do When Your Personal Information Gets Hacked

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Millennials were the largest group of homebuyers for the fourth consecutive year, according to the National Association of Realtors. Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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As Millennials Get Older, Many Are Buying SUVs To Drive To Their Suburban Homes

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Chief Responds To Equifax Hack

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, who plans to sue Equifax, called the breach "the most brazen failure to protect consumer data we have ever seen." bernie_photo/iStock hide caption

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After Equifax Hack, Consumers Are On Their Own. Here Are 6 Tips To Protect Your Data

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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says the agency will close a loophole that lets drug manufacturers skip pediatric testing in some drugs intended for children. Zach Gibson/Getty Images hide caption

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Shoppers look at appliances at a Sears store in Schaumburg, Ill. At nearly $13 trillion, consumer debt has topped the previous record set during the financial crisis. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Americans' Borrowing Hits Another Record. Time To Worry?

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The Call-In: Minimum Wage

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Volunteers sort through donated clothing at a shelter in the George R. Brown Convention Center during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on August 28 in Houston, Texas. Brendan Smialowsk/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Evacuees fill up cots Monday at the George Brown Convention Center in Houston, which has been turned into a shelter run by the American Red Cross to house victims of the high water from Hurricane Harvey. Experts say it's best to donate money, not items or services, to trusted charitable organizations after a disaster — and to keep long-term needs in mind. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images hide caption

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Mowing the lawn can be good exercise, and is fun for some people. But others who find themselves squeezed for time might find the luxury of paying someone else to do it to be of much more value than buying more stuff. Kristen Solecki for NPR hide caption

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Need A Happiness Boost? Spend Your Money To Buy Time, Not More Stuff

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Ferrari race cars are lined up at dawn on Pebble Beach Golf Links' 18th green at during the 67th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. California's Monterey Peninsula is home to the renowned car show that displays the most exotic, rare, and the most expensive cars in the world. Bruce W. Talamon for NPR hide caption

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PHOTOS: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Showcases Most Exotic, Rare, Expensive Cars

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An analysis by the Congressional Budget Office released Tuesday found that ending cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers, a move that President Trump is contemplating, would raise the deficit by $194 billion over 10 years. Melina Mara/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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CBO Predicts Rise In Deficit If Trump Cuts Payments To Insurance Companies

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Michelle Labra and her daughter, Daphne, live in an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in their landlord's backyard. Portland has among the most permissive rules for ADUs in the country. Last year, the city issued building permits for about one a day. Amelia Templeton/OPB hide caption

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'Granny Pods' Help Keep Portland Affordable

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President Trump at a listening session with health insurance executives at the White House earlier this year. Aude Guerrucci/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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A 2008 photo shows Presidio Terrace, a gated community in San Francisco. A San Jose couple bought the street — a private road — after the homeowners association failed to pay a tax bill. Dale/Flickr hide caption

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