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Marketplace for Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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Facebook has pledged to build 1,500 units for general public housing in response to major housing shortages in Silicon Valley; New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority announced plans to shut down the L train for 18 months to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy; and why New York City may be at risk of losing its title as the world's financial capital.

Helen Gurley Brown, the tiny, tough and influential editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, who transformed the staid family magazine and took circulation to giddy heights, did so by lubricating its pages with one word: sex.

Make that extra-marital sex.

Democrats have become accustomed to having the best speech at their quadrennial convention given by someone named Obama. This year, that person might also be named Michelle.

Hers was not the keynote, nor the most anticipated, nor the longest speech of the night. But it mesmerized and subdued the raucous and rebellious crowd, focusing the enormous energy of Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Arena just where convention organizers had hoped — on Hillary Clinton.

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Annie Baxter

Starbucks is making some big changes to its dress code. Workers will now be allowed to branch out beyond the black-and-white color palette for shirts, to more exotic colors like gray, navy and brown. 

The company's "Lookbook” also now permits attire such as shorts, dresses and even beanies, along with more expressive hair colors. 

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Donna Tam

The sales of new, single-family houses are growing at a steady clip in the first half of this year and the trend continued in June, according to figures the U.S. Census Bureau released today.

A new White House report on student loan debt reveals that how people repay student loans has changed dramatically in a short time.

The trade lines that divide us

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Andrea Seabrook, Kim Adams, Gina Delvac and Katie Long

Day one of Hillary Clinton's nominating convention was all about her former rival, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. We take a look at the economic issues that divide Clinton supporters from Bernie backers — and perhaps make party lines disappear.

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Several times a month, Jessica Wen, a pediatrician specializing in liver diseases, has a teenager show up at her clinic at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with an unexpected diagnosis: hepatitis C.

Hepatitis C virus, or HCV, is the most common bloodborne infection in the U.S. and a leading cause of liver failure and cancer. Injection drug use is a common risk factor, as is receiving a blood transfusion before 1992. But some of the teens Wen sees picked up the illness another way: at birth, from their mothers.

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