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Cooking School Owners May Soon Eat Losses

Many people dream of becoming chefs. Some have gone to the California Culinary Academy or other Le Cordon Bleu cooking schools. And now former students are suing. They claim school recruiters misled them about their job prospects after graduation. The school's parent company has now agreed to offer millions of dollars in rebates to students: $20,000 each.
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So Long, Snooze Button

The latest batch of high-tech alarm clocks explode, roll away, fly away and even make you solve math problems to keep you from oversleeping.
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Labor's Political Clout Faces Growing Challenges

Unions are under siege, as Republican governors have curtailed collective bargaining rights in some states. As well, national labor leaders say President Barack Obama and Democrats in Washington have let them down.
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Lack Of Transparency On Overseas Jobs Data

Major U.S. companies are asking for tax breaks in order, they say, to create more jobs. But the question remains whether they will create American jobs or move their money overseas. Steve Inskeep talks to Washington Post reporter Jialynn Yang about her recent article on the subject, and how difficult it is to find data on overseas vs. domestic hiring.
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Asian Markets Tumble

Stock exchanges across Asia dropped sharply Monday after Friday's dismal U.S. employment report showing no new jobs were added in August. Japan's Nikkei index fell nearly 2 percent — with markets in South Korea, Hong Kong and Shanghai also posting major losses. Investors remain concerned by the possibility of another recession in the U.S., where markets are closed Monday for Labor Day.
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Airlines Weigh The Best Way To Board

As the amount of carry-on luggage passengers bring on board has grown, airlines have been experimenting with different boarding methods, with varying results. Steve Inskeep talks to Wall Street Journal "Middle Seat" columnist Scott McCartney about the highly contentious issue.

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