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Mixed Jobs Report Adds Uncertainty To Fed Interest Rate Debate

29 min 58 sec ago

Employers added 173,000 jobs in August, which was somewhat fewer than expected. But the unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent. The mixed report doesn't answer the question so many are asking: Will the Federal Reserve finally raise interest rates in September?

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New Film Asks: Were Steve Jobs' Flaws Uploaded To His Machines?

1 hour 33 min ago

Alex Gibney's documentary joins a growing list of Steve Jobs biopics and biographies. The director's thesis seems to be that Jobs' flawed character was infused into the machines he made.

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Unemployment Rate Dips To 5.1 Percent Amid 173,000 New Jobs In August

8 hours 21 min ago

The latest figure fell short of economists' forecasts, but the reports from the Department of Labor added a total of 44,000 jobs to the figures for June and July.

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Nativism And Economic Anxiety Are Fueling Donald Trump. In Other Words: Populism

11 hours 49 min ago

Many Americans don't see either political party as offering real solutions. So Trump — with his anger at immigrants, trade, Wall Street and Washington elites — is filling the void.

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China's Economy Slows As Focus Shifts From Manufacturing To Consumer Spending

11 hours 49 min ago

Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution, about his trip to China and his observations about the country's economy.

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'Planet Money' Explains Why We Sign For Things

11 hours 49 min ago

Some people write a squiggle. Others just write an initial. Our Planet Money team takes a look at the history of the signature. (This piece initially aired on Sept. 14, 2014 on All Things Considered).

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Populist Movement Reflected In Campaigns Of Sanders And Trump

11 hours 49 min ago

Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump both channel the economic grievances of a stagnating middle class, and it shows that American politics is in the middle of a populist movement.

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August Jobless Data To Influence Fed's Decision On Hiking Interest Rates

13 hours 55 min ago

The monthly jobs report could tip the balance for the Federal Reserve. Policymakers are weighing whether to raise the Fed's official interest rates later this month.

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Image Of Dead Syrian Child Shakes Up Media Coverage Of Refugee Crisis

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 6:18pm

Photos of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who drowned when his family was attempting to cross the Mediterranean into Greece, had many news outlets struggling with the decision to publish — or not publish.

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Farmers Stage Massive Tractor Protest In Paris

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 4:39pm

Over 4,000 French farmers took to the streets over falling food prices. The protests are a fallout of EU's agricultural struggle to stay competitive globally.

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How Big Egg Tried To Bring Down Little 'Mayo' (And Failed)

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 4:37pm

Newly released emails from the American Egg Board reveal embarrassing details about its fight against the vegan product Just Mayo. Industry critics say the board's antics may have broken the law.

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Alleged 'Flash Crash' Trader Formally Indicted In U.S.

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 4:35pm

Federal prosecutors say that Navinder Singh Sarao used a computer program to "spoof" the markets, sending the Dow down 600 points in a matter of minutes in 2010.

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How The Architect Of Netflix's Innovative Culture Lost Her Job To The System

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 4:30pm

Netflix is famous for pioneering a company culture that demands standout results from every employee. One of the architects of this philosophy ended up losing her job to the system she created.

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Leon Gorman, Longtime CEO Of Outdoor Outfitter L.L. Bean, Dies

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 3:25pm

The longtime head of outdoor outfitter L.L. Bean has died. Leon Gorman was president of the company for 34 years. The grandson of L.L. Bean himself, Gorman grew the company from a struggling mail order outfit that catered to sportsmen to a $1.6 billion business.

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Most Health Savings Account Owners Stick With Conservative Options

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 6:40am

People who have had health savings accounts open longer are more likely to invest their contributions. But only about 5 percent of all account holders do so.

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School Districts Squeezed By Pennsylvania's Budget Impasse

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 4:09am

Due to lack of a state budget, teachers are working without pay in the Chester-Upland school system. The district says it can't afford to pay them until it gets the money it is due from the state.

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Manufacturers Notice Uptick In Sales Of Small Pickup Trucks

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 4:09am

Truck sales are a key economic indicator. While Wall Street worries about China, sales of pickup trucks are through the roof. We examine what that means for the auto industry and the U.S. economy.

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Fears Of Marijuana 'Monopoly' In Ohio Undercut Support For Legalization

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 4:41pm

Ohio will vote this fall on whether to legalize marijuana. The measure allows 10 growing sites; 10 groups of big investors already have dibs. Some would-be pot proponents are crying foul.

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For A Baltimore Boutique Owner, A 'Joyous' Reopening After The Riots

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 4:25pm

Baltimore clothing shop Flawless Damsels is one of the more than 400 businesses damaged in last spring's riots. The shop recently reopened and was bustling, though that's not the case everywhere.

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From Dock To Dish: A New Model Connects Chefs To Local Fishermen

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 3:58pm

Prominent chefs are signing up for restaurant-supported fisheries: They commit to buying fresh-caught seafood, whatever the species, from local small fishermen. A pilot program launched in California.

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