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After Hitting Record Low In December, African-American Unemployment Rate Rises

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 3:29pm

U.S. employers added 200,000 jobs to payrolls in January, a big improvement from December. The Labor Department report, released Friday morning, showed unemployment unchanged at 4.1%. But there was one surprise: African-American unemployment shot up after hitting a record low in December.

When A Full-Time Job Isn't Enough To Make It

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 3:29pm

An NPR/Marist poll finds that 30 percent of Americans do something else for pay in addition to their full-time jobs. But those extended workdays can mean giving up an important social support system.

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How Are They Doing Now?

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 3:18pm

We look at three groups that got hammered especially hard during the recession and ask: How are they doing now?

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Dow Plummets More Than 600 Points

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 2:01pm

Major stock indexes dropped sharply Friday, with the Dow Jones industrial average tumbling more than 600 points amid signs that wage growth is finally picking up.

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'LA Times' Business Editor Returns After Internal Leak Inquiry

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:05am

The editor made a triumphant return after a brief suspension. Kimi Yoshino told colleagues she had been questioned about a conversation with a New York Times reporter.

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