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Ruby Medina is part of a community of skateboarders on TikTok, and at her local skate park in Venice, Calif. Social media is driving a huge demand for boards at her family's skate shops. Shayn Almeida hide caption

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How TikTok And Skater Girls Are Sending Skateboard Sales Off The Wall

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says it believes the Peloton Tread+ poses serious risks to children, but the company calls the warning "inaccurate and misleading." Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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A Georgia Tech employee receives a Pfizer coronavirus vaccination on the campus April 8. For a number of Americans, getting their shots is as easy as showing up to their workplace as some companies and institutions provide on-site vaccinations to their employees. Danny Karnik/AP hide caption

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For Some Americans, Getting A Vaccine Is As Easy As Showing Up To Work

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Producer Scott Rudin, center, and the cast of Hello, Dolly! accept the award for Best Revival of a Musical at the 2017 Tony Awards in New York City. Rudin says he's stepping back from his Broadway work. Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions hide caption

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India, Farming, and the Free Market

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Workers at Amazon's facility in Bessemer, Ala., held a historic vote on whether to form the company's first warehouse union. Bill Barrow/AP hide caption

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What Amazon's Defeat Of Union Effort Means For The Future Of American Labor

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A Beige Revolution - Shaking up the Beige Book

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Pro-union Amazon warehouse worker Jennifer Bates vows at a rally in Birmingham to keep fighting to unionize the Amazon Bessemer warehouse. Stephan Bisaha for NPR hide caption

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Big Union Loss At Amazon Warehouse Casts Shadow Over Labor Movement

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Barbara Gaught stands outside the home she's now renting in Billings, Mont., with her 5-year-old son, Blazen, and their dog, Arie. Gaught and her family were evicted from the mobile home they had owned outright and lived in for 16 years because they fell behind on 'lot rent' for the little plot of land under the mobile home. Louise Johns for NPR hide caption

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Losing It All: Mobile Home Owners Evicted Over Small Debts During Pandemic

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After The Banks Leave

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Diners eat lunch at Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford, Conn., on March 19. Retail sales surged last month as $1,400 relief payments and easing coronavirus restrictions led shoppers to open their wallets. Jessica Hill/AP hide caption

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Signs Of Economic Boom Emerge As Retail Sales Surge, Jobless Claims Hit Pandemic Low

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Fears are rising about whether supplies of batteries can keep up with the expected surge in the production of electric vehicles. Pictured here is a close-up of individual battery cells contained in a battery pack module for a Lucid Motors electric vehicle. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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As Auto Industry Goes Electric, Can It Avoid A Battery Bottleneck?

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Rep. Katie Porter, a Democrat from California, during a House Oversight Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in March 2020. Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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What Is Infrastructure? It's A Gender Issue, For Starters

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Shawn Steffee is business agent at Boilermakers Local 154 in Pittsburgh, and worries a transition to clean energy could cost him pay and hurt his pension. Reid Frazier/The Allegheny Front hide caption

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Biden Says His Climate Plan Means Jobs. Some Union Members Are Skeptical

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Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda in a scene from the movie "9 to 5" Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Workin' 9 To 5

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Falun Gong supporters marched from Capitol Hill to the Washington Monument in July 2015 in Washington, D.C. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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