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One Job Seeker's Ruse To Check Out His Competition

Eric Auld wants a full-time job. He barely earns enough, part-time, to cover the bills. After a fruitless job search, he grew more curious about his competitors. So he created a fake Craigslist ad and, in one day, received 653 responses from applicants with a wide range of education and experience.

The Endlessly Disappointing Jobs Recovery

Unemployment falls a little, then it stalls. It goes down a little more, then it stalls again. The Fed could announce new measures to bring down unemployment as soon as today.

What's A Gold Medal Really Worth?

Weighing 400 grams, the Olympic gold medals that are being doled out at the London 2012 Summer Games are the heaviest ever, according to reports. But that doesn't mean they're the most valuable: at an estimated $620.82, they're nearly $590 short of the $1,207.86 value held by a gold medal from the Stockholm Games of 1912.

Sharp Swings In Stocks Renew Concerns About Computer Trading

There was heavy volume as stocks began trading. It's thought that computer glitches may have been responsible.

Employers Added 163,000 Jobs In July, Survey Suggests

The ADP National Employment Report signals that the job market is at least holding steady. But will Friday's report from the Labor Department reinforce or undercut that conclusion?

Car Insurance Business Gets More Competitive

NPR's Sonari Glinton reports on a new study that shows Michigan residents face the steepest car insurance cost burden in the nation.

Online Poker Companies Make Deal With Prosecutors

Poker Stars will pay nearly $550 million to settle charges of money laundering and fraud. It's acquiring the Full Tilt Poker website, so part of the settlement will be used to reimburse former customers of that site. Neither company — now shut down in the U.S. — admitted any wrongdoing. If U.S. laws change to allow online poker, they'll be back in business.

Conservatives Rally Around Chick-Fil-A

Conservative Christians are rallying on behalf of fast-food chain Chick-fil-A after comments by the restaurant's president in support of "traditional" marriage sparked a public outcry. The mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco warned the chain not to come to their cities. But former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and other conservatives have organized a pro Chick-fil-A day. NPR's Kathy Lohr reports.