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This Thursday is the 30th Anniversary of the October 1987 stock market crash that sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeting by almost 23 percent in one day. Markets around the world also fell that day, making this the first contemporary global financial crisis. The huge drop in the Dow remains the largest one-day stock market decline in history, topping even the 1929 crash.

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Our country's war on poverty continues, yet after 50 years there are still far too many individuals struggling to reach and maintain economic sustainability. In Cincinnati, one in three people struggle with poverty.

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Today's technology provides us with the capability to communicate with each other virtually 24/7. And yet studies show Americans feel less connected and more divided than ever.

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Research has shown the importance of early childhood education. Children who attend quality pre-K programs can acquire academic, social and emotional skills that help form the foundation of their future success.

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Kentucky lawmakers are still trying to find ways to fix the state's ailing pension system. The City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune are in a dispute over funding the Western Hills Viaduct and decking over Fort Washington Way. 

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Clifton Market, a co-op store owned by shareholders who paid $200 a share, opened in January on the site of the former Keller’s IGA. Since then it’s struggled financially. 

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Drew Tarvin is a native Cincinnatian and former Procter & Gamble project manager turned comedian. He calls himself a Humor Engineer who teaches people how to get better results at work while having more fun and less stress.

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The Yellowstone population of grizzly bears was designated as an endangered species in 1975, but this June, the Department of the Interior announced the bears would be removed from the Endangered Species List. 

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On October 28 and 29, the design and architecture show DesignBuildCincy returns, appropriately, to the newly-renovated Music Hall. The show is for professionals as well as anyone looking for ideas to add creativity, interest and function to their own living and work spaces.

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Those attending this year's DesignBuildCincy will be able to see award-winning work from students at the University of Cincinnati's School of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP).

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Preliminary reports show Procter & Gamble shareholders rejected the bid by activist investor Nelson Peltz for a seat on the company's board this morning during P&G's annual meeting.

We talk with WCPO Business reporter Dan Monk about the vote outcome and what it will mean to P&G's future operations.

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If you've ever looked around and wondered how you've accumulated so much stuff, and feel frustrated that you're working so hard just to buy even more stuff, you might want to consider downsizing and taking a more minimalist approach to life.

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Civil rights lawyers Morris Dees and Joseph Levin, Jr. founded the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in 1971. Since then the civil rights organization has battled white supremacist groups though the courts, winning multimillion-dollar jury verdicts on behalf of their victims.

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Astute observation is critical to professional success. By showing people how to look closely at images, Amy Herman, founder and president of The Art of Perception, Inc., helps people hone their “visual intelligence,” a set of skills we all possess but few of us know how to use properly. 

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Founded in 2007, the Live Well Collaborative is an academic-industry innovation center that focuses on products, services and system solutions for living well across a lifespan, especially for those who are age 50 and up.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley presents the State of the City; major changes could be in store for city council over the next four years; a dispute with HUD over conditions at the Alms Hill Apartments could displace dozens of tenants; Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune identifies the county's infrastructure priorities; and Music Hall re-opens this weekend after a $143-million renovation.

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Last fall the City of Newport began a project to become the first "Smart City" in the Midwest, utilizing digital, communications and design technologies. 

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The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) was established on September 9, 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson. The association founded Black History Month and continues the work and mission of Dr. Woodson, who is known as the "Father of Black History."

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The P&G Alumni Network helps keep former Procter & Gamble employees connected and provides opportunities for them to give back to their local communities through the P&G Alumni Foundation.

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Great Dixter in East Sussex, England, was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd. Today Great Dixter is listed in England's Register of Historic Parks and Gardens, and admired by gardeners from around the world.

The Health Care Connection (THCC) started in 1967 in a four-room apartment with volunteer doctors, nurses and staff. Originally known as the Lincoln Heights Health Center, it was the first community health center in Ohio. Today it’s grown to ten neighborhood sites around Hamilton County, serving more than 18,000 patients each year.

The City of Mt. Healthy is making final preparations for their living history celebration of their bicentennial

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North Korea's Foreign Minister says President Trump's tweets serve as a declaration of war, giving North Korea the right to shoot down U.S. jets, even in international airspace. The special counsel is looking into the flow of money with ties to Russia into Trump political funds. 

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Thousands of people crowded Washington Park to enjoy the sights and sounds of Luminosity during its three-year run. Last year, thousands more enjoyed Luminosity: Re-imagine at the Taft Theatre.

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There are many names for the group of people born from about 1981 to 1997-- millennials, Generation Y, Echo Boomers. A survey by investment firm T. Rowe Price called them the Money Conscious Generation.

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It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders is an hour of conversations with journalists, actors, musicians and listeners to gain a greater understanding of current events and pop culture. Sam Sanders was previously a key member of NPR's election unit, and one of the original co-hosts of the NPR Politics Podcast.

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It doesn't feel like it yet, but it is officially fall. While the weather here can change overnight, there is still time to make the most of your garden. And fall is a great time to spend the day exploring farmers markets or visiting a local pumpkin patch or two.

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Herb Reisenfeld of Provident Travel loves to say that his mother-in-law, singer Ruby Wright,  was responsible for Doris Day's career.

Before Wright became a regular on Ruth Lyons' "50-50 Club" TV show, she sang for her husband, bandleader Barney Rapp. When Ruby was pregnant with her daughter Susie, Rapp hired a local teenager singer named Doris Kappelhoff.

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A cybersecurity breach at Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus, has compromised the personal data of about 143 million Americans, almost half the country. The company says the cyber thieves were able to steal social security numbers, birth dates, and addresses for a massive number of people.

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