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Defining Narrative Questioned In 'Rolling Stone' UVA Rape Story

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 4:09pm

Rolling Stone says new discrepancies have emerged in its recent story about an alleged campus rape at the University of Virginia.

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Labor Secretary: Job Growth Is Good, But Wages Need Help

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 3:36pm

Melissa Block speaks with Labor Secretary Thomas Perez about the latest jobs numbers and the persistent problem of wage stagnation.

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'Blockbuster' Jobs Report Shows 321,000 Added To Payrolls

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 3:20pm

Previous months were revised upward and hourly wages climbed higher. All this has analysts wondering if the economy has finally kicked into a higher gear.

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2014: The Year When The Job Market Finally Turned The Corner

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 2:38pm

Seven years after the Great Recession began, the U.S. job market finally is growing at a robust pace. In November, employers added 321,000 workers, raised wages and extended the average workweek.

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Economy Adds 321,000 Jobs In November, Unemployment Holds Steady

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 7:32am

The U.S. economy continued to chug along at a moderate pace last month. The number of unemployed Americans remained at around 9 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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November Jobs Report Expected To Show Solid Job Growth

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 4:01am

The unemployment rate is expected to hold steady at 5.8 percent. Even with recent declines in unemployment, there are still plenty of people working part-time who would like a full-time position.

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For World's Oil Exporters, Falling Prices Have A Domino Effect

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 2:24am

Falling oil prices have been good news for the U.S. But it's causing multiple problems for some exporters. Government budgets are strained. Economies are struggling. Currencies are crashing.

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Uber Is Richer Than Ever, But The Company Still Isn't Playing Nice

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 7:55pm

Uber's brought in $1.2 billion in its last round of financing, despite months of bad press. Or maybe because of it: One business professor says venture capitalists see jerks as better investments.

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A Burger Joint Pays $15 An Hour. And, Yes, It's Making Money

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 5:46pm

Fast-casual chain Moo Cluck Moo, in suburban Detroit, pays all of its workers far above the typical wage for a fast-food employee. It's part of its business model.

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With Harvest Season, 'Trimmigrants' Flock To California's Pot Capital

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:52pm

Humboldt County is famous for towering redwoods — and pot. Every fall, young people descend on its small towns. They're seeking work as trimmers, who manicure marijuana buds to prepare them for sale.

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'New Republic,' In Major Change, Cuts Publishing Schedule; Top Editor Out

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:29pm

Editor Franklin Foer and longtime literary editor Leon Wieseltier are both leaving. The magazine will drop to 20 issues a year from 10 and move its headquarters from Washington, D.C., to New York.

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North Korea's Cyber Skills Get Attention Amid Sony Hacking Mystery

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:21pm

A North Korean official now denies its involvement in one of the worst corporate hacks in history, after a different official played coy. How sophisticated are the Hermit Kingdom's hackers?

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Where Wages Are Rising (And Falling), In 1 Graph

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 1:40pm

Overall, wages were stagnant over the past year. But workers in some sectors saw significant gains.

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Is The Food Babe A Fearmonger? Scientists Are Speaking Out

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:26pm

The food system is awash in chemicals and additives. One woman has made a career out of investigating them. But a cadre of critics says she's creating more confusion than clarity about food.

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Justice Department Plans New Cybercrime Team

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 5:03am

The reorganization being announced today will "provide a central hub for expert advice and legal guidance" and improve coordination among law enforcement, businesses and elected officials.

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Making Electronics Cheaper Requires Detective Work

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:06am

Consumer electronics get cheaper year after year. Our Planet Money team visited a company called Monoprice, where employees spend their days trying to figure out how to make stuff get cheaper.

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A Syrian Entrepreneur Looks To Build The Amazon Of The Arab World

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 2:37am

Souq.com, created by U.S.-educated Ronaldo Mouchawar, has a strong presence in the Middle East. Since the boom in cell phones in the region, "you can feel the crescendo" in its tech sector, he says.

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The Man Argentines Love To Hate Is An American Judge

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 2:26am

Little-known in the U.S., Thomas Griesa is a villain and scapegoat in the Argentine media. The federal court judge in New York has ruled against Argentina in its battles with its "vulture" creditors.

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Pregnancy Discrimination Act In The Spotlight At Supreme Court

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:22pm

Driver Peggy Young sued UPS for suspending her job and health insurance during her pregnancy. She claims the company was required to accommodate her, but UPS says its policy was within the law.

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Takata Pressured By Congress To Take Air Bag Recall Nationwide

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:22pm

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill blasted the Japanese supplier Takata for refusing to participate in a national recall of its air bags. So far, the potentially deadly air bags have been recalled in warm and humid areas where they may be most likely to rupture. While Takata is resisting a nationwide recall, Honda said Wednesday it would recall all its vehicles with Takata driver-side airbags in the U.S.

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