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Stock Markets Take A Dive After Months Of Growth

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 4:05pm

On Friday, the stock markets took a dive for the first time in months. NPR's Eric Westervelt asks The Wall Street Journal's Erin McCarthy whether the mounting global conflicts had something to do with it.

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Economic Growth Hits Headlines, But Not Wallets

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 4:05pm

Despite the economy adding more than 200,000 jobs last month, unemployment ticked up and incomes have stayed stagnant. For many people, stretching every dollar is still an economic necessity.

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9 To 5 Not For You? Try T. Rex Puppetry Or Aquatic Mail Delivery

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 3:10pm

The daily grind isn't everyone's style. Around the nation, young people are hard at work at offbeat jobs — like tracking bats in the dark of night or wandering a museum in a 75-pound dinosaur costume.

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Sanctions Target Russian Oil, But Will That Persuade Putin?

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:12am

Under new sanctions imposed this week, Russia will no longer be able to buy technology from Western companies to develop its oil fields. Still, the sanctions are limited, and Russia has vast reserves.

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Tech Week: The CIA Apologizes, Twitter Soars, Foursquare Swarm

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 7:02am

In this week's roundup of digital culture headlines, the hardcore Foursquare users have a problem with Swarm. Twitter got a big boost. And why buy shoes when you can print your own?

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