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Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez speaks at a July rally for independent contractors in Sacramento, Calif. The measure that passed Tuesday in the state Senate requires companies such as Lyft and Uber to turn many contract workers into employees. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Attorneys general from eight states and the District of Columbia have launched a probe into Facebook and its market dominance. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Is Facebook Too Big? State Attorneys General Want To Know

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The manufacturing sector has seen a slowdown amid the continuing U.S. trade war with China. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Tepid U.S. Jobs Report Adds To Economic Jitters

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Ty Cordingly and his dad at a local Gillette diner. He's seen coworkers leave the state for jobs and thinks Wyoming relies too much on the energy industry. Cooper McKim/Wyoming Public Media hide caption

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'It's The Stone Age Of Fossil Fuels': Coal Bankruptcy Tests Wyoming Town

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Gil Rodriguez constructs a door at the Howard McCray's commercial refrigeration manufacturing facility in Philadelphia last October. Manufacturing activity in the U.S. shrank last month for the first time in three years. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Manufacturing Shrinks For 1st Time In 3 Years On Trade Tensions

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Karmi Mattson, the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank's manager of public programs, says she and her colleagues are at the state fair to teach Minnesotans about what the Fed does. Mark Zdechlik/MPR News hide caption

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