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561 02/15/2018: There's a lot we don't know about gun violence, and that's intentional2018-02-15 15:00:00
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562 02/14/2018: The cost of uncertainty at the White House2018-02-14 15:00:00
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563 02/13/2018: Brace for inflation2018-02-13 15:00:00
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564 02/12/2018: The federal budget doesn't work the way you think it does2018-02-12 15:00:00
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565 02/09/2018: We made it.2018-02-09 15:00:00
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566 02/08/2018: It's a correction, folks2018-02-08 15:00:00
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567 02/07/2018: We have a budget deal! (Kind of!)2018-02-07 15:00:00
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568 02/06/2018: Let's talk about market volatility2018-02-06 15:00:00
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569 02/05/2018: Take a deep breath2018-02-05 15:00:00
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570 02/02/2018: Markets go down, too (and that's OK)2018-02-02 15:00:00
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571 02/01/2018: Unintended consequences2018-02-01 15:00:00
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572 01/31/2018: Yellen's last ride2018-01-31 06:00:00
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573 01/30/2018: Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon and Jeff Bezos walk into a bar ...2018-01-30 15:00:00
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574 01/29/2018: The State of the Economy2018-01-29 15:00:00
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575 01/26/2018: Is net neutrality a state right?2018-01-26 15:00:00
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576 01/25/2018: The world moves on2018-01-25 14:46:15
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577 01/24/2018: How much a dollar really cost?2018-01-24 14:50:08
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578 01/23/2018: The economic crisis, 10 years later2018-01-23 15:00:00
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579 01/22/2018: This is just the way it works now.2018-01-22 15:00:00
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01/22/2018: This is just the way it works now.

When all is said and done, this week's government shutdown will have lasted 60 hours, give or take. There's a deal in place that'll get things back to normal by tomorrow morning. But what's "normal" even mean? We might be getting used to government run on a deadline, three weeks at a time or so, but that's not exactly "normal." And yet, the economy seems to be giving that not-normalcy a pass. That's where we're starting today's show. Then, we'll get the real issue underpinning the shutdown, one that hasn't been resolved yet: What's the vision for immigration in this country? President Donald Trump and some Republicans in Congress are pushing to dramatically reduce legal immigration to the United States, and to move the overarching concept from family reunification to a skills-based system. That means fewer workers in an already tight labor market, and it's making some businesses anxious. Plus, introducing our latest project: Divided Decade.…read more

580 01/19/2018: Shutdown countdown2018-01-19 17:53:17
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