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Stock figures of the top 10 active securities are displayed outside the Exchange Square complex, which houses the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, in Hong Kong on Monday. Asian markets closed mostly higher ahead of U.S. China talks. Justin Chin/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Trucking companies have had a tough time hiring drivers willing to hit the road for long hauls. Now the U.S. is speeding toward a critical shortage of truck drivers in the next few years and companies are upping pay, making the job easier, and opening it up to new kinds of drivers. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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Facing A Critical Shortage Of Drivers, The Trucking Industry Is Changing

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Republican lawmaker Allen Christensen is pushing a bill in the Utah Senate that would shrink the Medicaid expansion his state's voters approved. "They are not obligated to balance the budget," he argues. "We are." Cory Dinter/KUER hide caption

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Utah Voters Approved Medicaid Expansion, But State Lawmakers Are Balking

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The Green New Deal legislation laid out by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey sets goals for some drastic measures to cut carbon emissions across the economy. In the process, it aims to create jobs and boost the economy. Amr Alfiky/NPR hide caption

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outline

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David Malpass, a conservative with longstanding ties to President Trump, has been nominated to run the World Bank, which he has criticized. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Trump Nominates Outspoken Critic David Malpass To Head World Bank

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QuadrigaCX says it can't reach millions of dollars' worth of bitcoin and other cryptocurrency after its CEO died during a December trip to India. The CEO's laptop is encrypted, the company says. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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Heavy Student Loan Debt Forces Many Millennials To Delay Buying Homes

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Workers build bed frames at a factory in Commerce, Calif., near Los Angeles, in 2017. In January, the economy added a bigger-than-expected 304,000 jobs, including 13,000 in manufacturing. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Added 304,000 Jobs In January; Shutdown Boosted Unemployment To 4 Percent

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