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July 28, 2014 | NPR · A new salvo has been fired in the fight over teacher tenure. A group led by former TV anchor Campbell Brown filed a complaint in New York state court, arguing that tenure laws are preventing the state from providing every child with the "sound, basic education" its constitution guarantees.
 
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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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Wholesale prices

Mar 14, 2013 — The pace of claims for unemployment insurance continues to be the lowest since January 2008. Meanwhile, higher energy costs pushed wholesale prices up sharply in February. But the upward pressure has since eased somewhat.
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Mar 15, 2012 — At 351,000, they remain near a four-year low. The day's other economic news: wholesale prices rose 0.4 percent in February.
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Jan 18, 2012 — That's up from 2010's 3.8 percent rate. Not surprisingly, food and energy products were a major reason for the faster pace. Excluding those groups, wholesale prices of finished goods rose 3 percent last year.
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Nov 15, 2011 — Meanwhile, wholesale prices dipped thanks to a sharp drop in energy costs.
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Oct 18, 2011 — The increase was more than expected and could be a sign of inflation pressures building. Wednesday, we'll hear about changes in consumer prices last month.
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Sep 14, 2011 — A sharp drop in energy costs offset a sharp increase in food prices.
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Jun 14, 2011 — The decline in retail sales is among several recent signs that economic growth is slowing.
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Apr 14, 2011 — Claims for jobless benefits rose after two weeks' worth of declines. Wholesale prices were pushed higher by rising energy costs.
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Mar 16, 2011 — It was the largest one-month increase in nearly two years and was driven by sharply higher food and energy costs. Meanwhile, housing starts plunged in February.
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Feb 16, 2011 — More signs of a modest economic recovery.
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