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    Chinese honor guards stand in formation during the lowering of the national flag in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing on Monday, one day before the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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    Communist China Turns 70. Who Shares Its Economic Growth?

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    The view from the balcony of a house listed at $5.5 million in San Francisco. Income inequality in the U.S. grew worse in California and eight other states in 2018, the U.S. Census Bureau says. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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    President Trump signed a partial trade agreement along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in New York, where the two leaders are attending the United Nations General Assembly. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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    With a growing number of imports from China facing tariffs, some companies are trying to avoid those costs by falsely labeling Chinese products as manufactured elsewhere. YinYang/Getty Images hide caption

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    A Mysterious Pencil Factory Sharpens Focus On Tariff Scams

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    A long-awaited update to federal overtime rules means about 1.3 million workers will be entitled to extra pay when they work more than 40 hours a week. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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    1.3 Million More Workers Eligible For Overtime Pay, But Some Say Rules Fall Short

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    A new study found that investors were significantly more likely to bet a company's stock price was going to increase if the company had more women on staff compared with other companies. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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