In economic news:

A new Bureau of Labor Statistics “Beyond the Numbers” report shows that labor force participation among men during the “prime years” of 25-54 has been declining since the late 60s. Prime age male employment was 96 percent in 1969 and had fallen to under 89 percent by 2015. Economists have suggested that the reasons could be: opioids, disability, and temporary unemployment because of cohabitation with female earners.

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