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U.S. Economy Added A Robust 292,000 Jobs In December

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 7:36am

Figures for October and November were revised upward, with job creation numbers over the past three months at an average of 284,000. Unemployment held steady last month at 5 percent.

China's Economic Problems Felt Across Worldwide Financial Markets

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 6:53am

David Greene talks to economist Mohamed El-Erian, chairman of President Obama's Global Development Council, about the impact of China's economic problems on the global economy.

2 Refugees Arrested On Terrorism Charges In Texas, California

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 6:49am

Announcing the arrests of the two Palestinians who were born in Iraq, law enforcement officials say there was no sign of a plot to carry out an attack in the U.S.

Brussels Police Find Traces Of Bombs In Apartment Linked To Paris Attacks

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 6:13am

A fingerprint of Paris bombing suspect Salah Abdeslam has been found in an apartment in the Schaerbeek district of Brussels, officials say, along with traces of explosives and handmade belts.

Puddle Cam Goes Viral In Britain

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 6:05am

A puddle was blocking a walking path in Newcastle, England. It became popular after Richard Rippon decided to live stream it. He tells the BBC he was fascinated by the way people were navigating it.

These Photos Inspired The Creation Of That Occupied Oregon Refuge

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 6:02am

A century before militants seized Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, two photographers visited Malheur Lake. Their hand-colored images persuaded Theodore Roosevelt to protect the area's wildlife.

French Restaurants Now Required To Offer Doggy Bags

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 5:58am

The French have long pooh-poohed doggy bags. As of Jan. 1, a new law in France requires restaurants serving more than 150 meals a day to reduce food waste. Doggy bags are showing up on French tables.

When An Index Card Of Financial Tips Isn't Enough, This Book Is There

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 4:41am

Everything you absolutely must know about personal finance fits on an index card — according to a blog post that went viral in 2013. Now its author has expanded the basics into a book, The Index Card.

Trump In Vermont: 'I Would Love To Run Against Bernie'

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 4:33am

The Republican front-runner stopped in one of the most liberal states in the country for a raucous rally.

New York City Settles Lawsuits Over Surveillance Of Muslims

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 4:15am

New York City announced new guidance against religious profiling by police officers as part of a settlement in a pair of lawsuits that accused the NYPD of improperly investigating Muslim groups. David Greene talks to Hina Shamsi of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Financial Market Turmoil Could Be Soothed Somewhat By Monthly Jobs Data

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 4:15am

Many economists believe that December provided another month of solid job growth for the U.S. economy. Survey's suggest that around 200,000 more jobs were added to payrolls last month while the unemployment rate held steady at 5 percent.

What Is Behind The Volatility In China's Financial Markets?

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 4:15am

It's been an unnerving week for China's economy, the world's second largest. Prices fell so sharply on the Shanghai stock exchange that trading had to be halted for the day — twice.

Why 'Star Wars' Tickets May Be A Tough Sell In China

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 4:15am

The latest Star Wars film has opened in China, but it's a franchise not well known in what is the world's second-largest movie market. Consider: When the first Star Wars film debuted in 1977, Chinese were still wearing Mao suits and were largely cut off from the world.

A 'Heartbreaking' Story: How An Editor And A Crime Victim Crossed Paths

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 4:15am

When Adam Marton, an editor for The Baltimore Sun, was making an infographic of the city's 2015 homicides, he realized he knew one of the victims. He tells Renee Montagne about the connection.

Why Iowa Has Caucuses And Why Iowans Vote First In Presidential Contests

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 4:15am

In less than a month, voters in Iowa will be first to choose who they want to be president. The Iowa caucuses have been first since 1972. How did this tradition get started?

Record Number Of Green Sea Turtles Return To Florida

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 4:15am

The Florida green sea turtle, which has been on the endangered species list since 1978, had a record year of nests along the state's seacoast.

World Financial Markets Have A Rough First Week In 2016

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 4:15am

U.S. stocks are off to one of the worst starts to any year in memory. David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution.

Is Obama's Hope For Better Fuel Economy Sputtering Out?

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 4:00am

For a while, the president's plan for increasing vehicles' fuel efficiency worked — he said it would save money and reduce carbon pollution. Then came cheap gas, and the improvements have stalled.

Chicago Shooting Drives Calls For Emanuel To Go, So Far Without Result

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:59am

Protesters angry about the shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the hands of Chicago police say the mayor should resign. But Emanuel is weathering the crisis, and a recall effort faces obstacles.

Lawyer Faces National Scrutiny While Defending Bill Cosby

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:55am

Monique Pressley is called "masterful" in her public message. She hits the spotlight of the Bill Cosby case after a career as a defense attorney, prosecutor and religion-based broadcaster.

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