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Will Work For No Benefits: The Challenges Of Being In The New Contract Workforce

"Being a freelancer, you really have to be on top of your emotional and mental health," says Carolina Salas, a New York City freelance marketing expert.Justin T. Shockleyhide caption

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The Rise Of The Contract Workers

Will Work For No Benefits: The Challenges Of Being In The New Contract Workforce

A new NPR/Marist poll shows that more than half of contract workers don't get employee benefits. "We really don't have much of a social safety net, and that's terrifying," freelancer Matt Nelson says.

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Part Of Oregon's Funding Plan For Medicaid Goes Before Voters

A sign in support of Oregon's Measure 101 is displayed by a homeowner along a roadside in Lake Oswego, Ore. Tuesday's special election puts decisions over how the state funds Medicaid in voters' hands.Gillian Flaccus/APhide caption

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Part Of Oregon's Funding Plan For Medicaid Goes Before Voters

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Will Work For No Benefits: The Challenges Of Being In The New Contract Workforce

"Being a freelancer, you really have to be on top of your emotional and mental health," says Carolina Salas, a New York City freelance marketing expert.Justin T. Shockleyhide caption

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Justin T. Shockley

Will Work For No Benefits: The Challenges Of Being In The New Contract Workforce

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Bill Cosby Makes Surprise Stand-Up Appearance Ahead Of Retrial

Bill Cosby performed at Philadelphia's LaRose Jazz Club on Monday night. Not one word about his sexual assault accusers or his upcoming retrial made it into his routine.Natalie Piserchio/for NPRhide caption

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Bill Cosby Makes Surprise Stand-Up Appearance Ahead Of Retrial

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