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U.S. Economy Added 215,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rose To 5 Percent In March

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 3:22pm

March was another month of solid hiring for U.S. employers with payrolls increasing by 215,000. The unemployment rate actually ticked up a notch last month, but that was because all the hiring drew people off of the sidelines and back into the workforce. When that happens the unemployment rate can go up because there are more people looking for work.

Minimum And Overall Wages Are Rising, Luring Workers Back

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 12:06pm

For workers who want a raise, this was an encouraging week, with minimum-wage legislation gaining momentum and employers paying more across the board.

On The Rise: Workers' Desire For Raises Over Health Benefits

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:54am

A survey finds that the number of workers who say they would give up some health benefits to get a pay raise has increased to 20 percent from 10 percent in 2012.

Neither Rain Nor Snow Nor Lack Of Address Will Stop These Deliverymen

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 8:20am

Lots of houses in Nigeria have no numbers, so deliveries are often late. But two techies have devised a solution. And they're creating new jobs in the process.

U.S. Economy Added 215,000 Jobs In March; Unemployment Rate Rose To 5 Percent

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 7:50am

The jobs gains were slightly stronger than predicted. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also says average hourly earnings for private sector workers increased by 7 cents.

Marriott To Buy Starwood Hotels, After Chinese Firms Quits Pursuit

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 6:24am

Marriott says that the boards of both hotel companies approved the deal after the Beijing-based Anbang Insurance Group ended its pursuit.

A Tesla For The Masses? The Model 3 Is Unveiled In California

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 4:01am

Even before the unveiling, people spent the day lining up at Tesla stores to put down a deposit on a car they'd never seen and that won't be available until late next year at the earliest.

Puerto Rico Credit Union Builds Confidence With A New Headquarters

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 4:01am

As Puerto Rico faces a debt crisis, the island's banking institutions are trying to keep their customers calm. One great trick: making your building look solid.

Tesla Unveils Lower-Priced Model 3 Sedan

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 4:01am

Before the unveiling in Los Angeles, people spent the day lining up at Tesla stores to put down a deposit on a car they'd never seen, and which won't be available until late next year at the earliest.

Comcast Dispute Leaves Yankee Fans Without A TV Network To Watch

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 4:01am

Baseball season is about to begin but nearly a million fans in the Northeast may not be able to watch their beloved New York Yankees. With opening day looming, the dispute remains unresolved.

FACT CHECK: Hillary Clinton And Donations From Fossil Fuel Industries

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 4:00am

Donations linked to the oil and gas industries equal two-tenths of 1 percent of Clinton's overall fundraising.

FCC Votes To Propose New Privacy Rules For Internet Service Providers

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 4:29pm

The vote, however, was delayed for several hours as regulators negotiated a budget deal on another issue: the expansion of a phone subsidy to begin covering Internet access.

Despite Low Unemployment, Veterans Struggle To Find Meaningful Jobs

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 3:27pm

Unemployment for recent veterans has hit a historic low, but it's not clear how many veterans are able to use their military experience to get meaningful employment.

DraftKings And FanDuel To Suspend Contests On College Sports 'Indefinitely'

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 3:05pm

The daily fantasy sites say they will cease all contests on college sports competitions, saying it is "the best path forward" for the industry.

Your Quinoa Habit Really Did Help Peru's Poor. But There's Trouble Ahead

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 2:02pm

Headlines once warned the global quinoa boom was putting the nutritious crop out of the reach of those who grow it. New studies put those fears to rest. But bad news may loom for Andean farmers.

GE Capital Wants Off The List Of Too-Big-To-Fail Institutions

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 11:33am

The company says it's getting out of the financial services industry and should no longer be subjected to so much federal government oversight.

Women Farmers Band Together To Vent, Seek Support And Exchange Ideas

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 6:00am

The agriculture industry is traditionally male-dominated. But that's changing: Over the past 15 years, the fraction of U.S. farms run by women has nearly tripled.

FBI To Help Arkansas Prosecutor Unlock iPhone Linked To Murder Case

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 4:41am

Once the FBI announced that it had unlocked the iPhone of one of the shooters involved in the terror attack in San Bernardino, Calif., the bureau received other requests for assistance.

How To Make Tax Forms Easier? Break The Math Up, One Step Per Line

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 4:14am

Our "Planet Money" team introduces us to a delightfully precise man who helped design the 1040 tax form.

Analyst Comments On The Significance Of FBI Unlocking iPhone

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 4:14am

Renee Montagne talks to Philip Mudd, a former CIA counterintelligence official and FBI intelligence adviser, about the possible repercussions of the FBI's hack of an Apple iPhone by a third party.

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