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Is Corruption Really A Big Problem In Foreign Aid?

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 9:33am

In his new book, economist Charles Kenny argues that we're obsessed with tracking down corruption when we should be measuring results.

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Top Stories: July Jobless Rate; Bills To Protect Special Counsel Mueller

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 9:11am

Also: A fire strikes one of the world's tallest residential towers - again; a controversial Venezuelan assembly is rewriting the country's constitution; and President Trump is going on vacation.

Century-Old Carousel Has One Indiana City Going 'Round And 'Round

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 9:00am

The mayor of Carmel, Ind., is preparing to introduce a particularly controversial bond at the end of August, and it's all surrounding an old carousel in Canada worth a couple of million dollars.

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Daniela Schaechter On Piano Jazz

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 8:55am

The Sicilian jazz pianist performs her own tune "Dark Blue," and host Marian McPartland joins in for Cole Porter's "I Love You."

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What Hiram Maristany Saw Looking Through The Lens At El Barrio

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 8:25am

Photographer Hiram Maristany has spent more than 50 years documenting the Puerto Rican community in New York City's East Harlem neighborhood — through poverty, beauty and gentrification.

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209,000 New Jobs In July As Unemployment Dips To 4.3 Percent

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 8:17am

Employers added 209,000 jobs to payrolls in July and the unemployment rate ticked down to 4.3 percent. That's according to the government's latest jobs report released this morning.

On The Cusp Of His North American Tour, Herbie Hancock Is Still Hurtling Forward

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 8:00am

Working with a new band and deep into the making of a new record with collaborator Terrace Martin, Herbie Hancock finds himself in conversation with his own visions of the future, now 40 years old.

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U.S. Economy Adds 209,000 Jobs In July; Unemployment Dips To 4.3 Percent

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 7:45am

The number of estimated jobs last month topped the expectations of most economists. Average hourly wages rose by 9 cents.

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