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Economics

What the rise of the gig economy means for the American Dream

The future of work in America is likely to be more flexible, possibly more precarious, for many people, as the gig economy expands. Why is this happening, how can more people thrive in this transition, and what does it mean for America's place in the world in this century? Economic historian Louis Hyman of Cornell University, author of "Debtor Nation" and "Borrow: The American Way of Debt," weighs in.

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Conflict & Justice

Chevron May Pay Big to Ecuador

Chevron Corp., the U.S.'s second largest oil company, is the alleged culprit, and the company may have to pay at least $8 billion to repair damages after a ruling yesterday. To tell us more about the long fight is the BBC's Irene Caselli.