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As Labor Market Advances, Millions Stuck In Part-Time Jobs

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:52am

Payrolls have grown by more than 200,000 for six months in a row — the longest stretch since 1997. But 7.5 million people are working less than 40 hours per week even though they want full-time jobs.

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Unemployment Ticks Up To 6.2 Percent; 209,000 Jobs Added

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 7:38am

The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the rate for July was little changed from June's 6.1 percent.

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Everyone Goes To The Store To Get Milk. So Why's It Way In The Back?

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 5:46am

It's one of the most popular items, but often it seems to be as far as humanly possible from the entrance. The Planet Money team looks at two very different theories about why that is.

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Minnesota's Minimum-Wage Workers Get 75-Cent Increase

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:48am

Workers and advocacy groups praise the hard-fought change, from $7.25 to $8, but opponents warn it will wreak havoc on business balance sheets.

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Economists Expect Strong July Jobs Report

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

The government releases the July unemployment report Friday. The June report was surprisingly strong, and economists will be watching to see if employers kept the hiring spree going.

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Small French Company Challenges Telecom Titans For T-Mobile

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

Iliad, a small French telecom company, is offering to pay $15 billion for a majority stake in T-Mobile, the U.S.'s smallest national wireless phone company. But it faces competing offers from much larger rivals.

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Tensions Stir At EPA Hearings On New Emission Rules

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

As the EPA develops new carbon emission rules for existing power plants, the agency is holding a series of public hearings around the country, where coal industry advocates made their concerns known.

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Never Mind The Cronut. Now There's An Ice Cream Sundae In A Can

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

The creator of the cronut — half croissant, half donut — is out with the new product: a mix of vanilla, chocolate chip and root beer ice cream with toppings in a pop-top tin, for $15.

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