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China Produces Plan To Boost Disappointing Economic Growth

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:42am

China's new package is designed to keep the country on track to reach target growth rates of 7.5 percent for this year.

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Odds Aren't Improving For Long-Term Unemployed Workers

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:42am

There is still be a huge number of people who have been out of work for six months or more. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution.

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Amazon Unveils Fire TV, Its Video Streaming Device

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:42am

Amazon is making an aggressive move toward your living room TV with a new video-streaming device. Amazon Fire TV joins a crowded field of devices vying for the same spot.

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W.Va. Political Shift Changes Fundamentals Of Government

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:42am

Linda Wertheimer talks to Evan Osnos about his New Yorker piece in which he explores how the coal industry has become a political player in the state, and what that could mean for future regulation.

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First Test For College Hopefuls? Decoding Financial Aid Letters

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:38am

You got in! But just how much money is that school offering you? Financial aid award letters can be confusing, so we've put together a sample letter — and translated it into plain English.

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Traders Defend High-Speed Systems Against Charges Of Rigging

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:51pm

Author Michael Lewis says high-frequency traders have figured out a way to game the system. Some of those traders say that while there are "bad actors," high-speed trading plays a legitimate role.

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Stop, Thief! When Colleagues Steal From The Office Fridge

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:50pm

Colleagues steal Greek yogurt and half-eaten oranges and bosses help themselves to their employees' frozen dinner. Yes, fridge theft is apparently rampant in offices all over the world.

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Cycling's Catching On In Texas, For A Very Texas Reason

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:03pm

Texans overwhelmingly choose cars and trucks for their commutes, but in cities like Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, policy leaders have incentives to support cycling. They say it's good for business.

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Should We Close Part Of The Ocean To Keep Fish On The Plate?

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:28pm

Tuna, swordfish and other migratory fishes are being overfished by vessels on the high seas. A new proposal says we should close these international waters for a few years to let the fishes rebound.

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GM Has 'Culture Of Cover-Up,' Key Senator Says

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:14pm

For the second day, General Motors CEO Mary Barra faced tough questions from Congress about how her company responded to defects that contributed to at least 13 deaths.

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Job Growth Picked Up Some Speed In March, Survey Signals

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:56am

Private employers added an estimated 191,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report. Also, more jobs were added in February than previously thought.

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Protesters Fault Taiwan For Trade Deal With China

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:13am

Taiwanese students have demonstrated against a trade agreement between Taiwan and China. The protesters see the pact as another step toward economic absorption into mainland China.

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Finding A More Nuanced View Of Poverty's 'Black Hole'

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:16am

Thirty-seven percent of New Yorkers faced severe material hardship last year, but the city's official poverty rate is only 21 percent. Researchers are trying to find a better way to measure poverty.

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Ranch Dressing Is The Cream Of The Crop

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

A new report says ranch is the salad dressing of choice in cafeterias and restaurants in the U.S. Its sales and shipments are double that of the No. 2 dressing: blue cheese.

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Flights Canceled After Lufthansa Pilots Strike

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

Contract negotiations with the pilot's union over pay and recent changes to retirement benefits broken down over the weekend. The 3-day strike is one of the biggest walkouts in Lufthansa's history.

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Ryan's Budget Plan Takes Midterm Elections Into Consideration

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

Liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans both can find a lot to love in House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's latest budget proposal. In the Senate, there's no chance the plan will pass.

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GM CEO Pressed On Handling Of Ignition Switch Defect

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

GM CEO Mary Barra and the head of the National Transportation Safety Administration testified on Capitol Hill about why it took so long to fix an ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths.

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Deford: Paying College Athletes Would Level The Playing Field

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:57am

The sports commentator renders his verdict on the recent National Labor Relations Board ruling that Northwestern University's football players are employees and have the right to unionize.

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In Arkansas, Voters May Get Chance To Raise Minimum Wage

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:54am

Arkansas has some of the lowest wages in the country. It's also home to one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats, raising the stakes for a possible ballot measure to increase the minimum wage.

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