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Bismarck, ND – An economic survey finds a tenth straight month of economic decline in the Midwest.

Creighton University professor Ernie Goss surveys business leaders and purchasing managers. And that survey finds an overall business index in August of 45-point-six in nine states. Under his formula, an index of 50 indicates growth-neutral status -- while above 50 signifies economic growth.

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It's high tide in Cox's Bazar and there's a traffic jam right on the beach at Bangladesh's most prominent seaside resort. The lone road that leads south to the sprawling new camps sheltering hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees is closed for repairs. All the traffic has been diverted onto the gray sand beach, where people are taking selfies and strolling in the shallow surf.

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Megan Stack, a former foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, gave up a life of covering war and natural disasters when she had her first child in Beijing.

She quickly hired a nanny and soon realized how dependent she had become on this woman — something she writes about in her book Women's Work: A Reckoning with Work and Home.

Stack spoke with NPR about the book — and the difficult decision to write about her own family.

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"How Does Misinformation Spread?" ~ News Chat with Dave Thompson ~ Matt Reviews "Unplanned"

Friday, April 12, 2019 – Jack Russell Weinstein joins us to preview “Why? Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life.” This Sunday he visits with James Weatherall and Cailin O’Connor in an episode titled “How Does Misinformation Spread?” They’ll explore the social dynamics of “alternative facts” and discuss why beliefs often depend on who you know. ~~~ Chuck Lura shares a Natural North Dakota essay titled “Northern Pintails.” ~~~ News director Dave Thompson is here for our weekly discussion of topics in the news. ~~~ Matt Olien reviews “Unplanned.”

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