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July 29, 2014 | NPR · House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise, $17 billion agreement to improve medical care for veterans. The deal comes in the final week before Congress leaves town for a monthlong recess.
 
July 29, 2014 | NPR · Washington Post reporter Liz Sly tells Renee Montagne that U.S. arms may be flowing to moderate Syrian rebels, but the aid seems to be too little too late to affect the course of the civil war.
 
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July 28, 2014 | NPR · The militant group threatens to kill parents who immunize their children. As a result, polio has come roaring back in Pakistan. Eradication now hinges on whether the country can control the virus.
 

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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 28, 2014 | NPR · Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.? That question is at the center of the heated debate about tenure protections and who gets them.
 
July 28, 2014 | NPR · Only one movie in July, Transformers: Age of Extinction, has broken the 100 million mark during its opening weekend. Box office receipts all summer have proven anemic. Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst with RENTRAK, talks to Audie Cornish about the box office slump.
 

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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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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.
 

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The Color of Money

Mar 17, 2009 — The personal finance columnist makes her final appearance on Day to Day. She reflects on past conversations and looks forward to her new book: The Power to Prosper: 21 Days to Financial Freedom.
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Mar 10, 2009 — Questions from listeners yield advice on why good customers are seeing shrinking credit lines, how to avoid getting a bad credit rating, using e-banks (make sure they're FDIC-insured) and whether to trust debt-settlement companies (hint: you can do most of it yourself).
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Mar 3, 2009 — More and more Americans are trying to figure out how to manage on unemployment checks. What should you do if you find yourself without a job?
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Feb 24, 2009 — Some jobs may not sound glamorous, but they may be more recession-proof than others. Look in these industries: health care, computers, teaching, office management.
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Feb 17, 2009 — Many families are facing difficult times as news of more layoffs hit daily headlines. How much should children be told about a family's financial situation?
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Feb 10, 2009 — In the wake of recent tax paying follies, personal finance guru Michelle Singletary reveals the little I.R.S. snags every taxpayer should know.
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Feb 3, 2009 — New shoes here, a weekend getaway there. Our financial contributor explains that treating yourself is important even during tough economic times ... so long as it's done wisely.
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Jan 27, 2009 — Remember the days of flipping hamburgers and babysitting for a little extra cash as a teenager? Our personal finance contributor explores why it's important for teens to work and how they can find a job in these tough economic times.
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Jan 13, 2009 — In the wake of the ongoing Bernard Madoff scheme, we look at the importance of protecting your investments and how to spot red flags on your financial statements.
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Jan 6, 2009 — Our personal finance contributor offers tips on how to deal with weird banking rules, how to go to college for free and what books you need to read to save lots of money.
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