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Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.3 Percent, But For The Wrong Reason

The economy keeps adding jobs at a steady pace, including 223,000 in June, but the Labor Department report for last month shows more people are also leaving the labor force and wages are not rising.
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Nike's Phil Knight, 77, To Step Down As Chairman

Nike co-founder Phil Knight helped to transform the company into a global behemoth. Linda Wertheimer talks to Allan Brettman, a reporter with The Oregonian, about Knight's exit as chairman.
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Puerto Ricans Fear Troubled Economy Will Inflict Real Pain

Officials avoided a default, paying hundreds of millions of dollars in debt payments. With a stagnant economy, more than $72 billion in debt and little cash, the U.S. territory is in economic trouble.
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Justice Department Investigates Airlines For Possible Price Collusion

The department is investigating whether U.S. airlines worked together to keep ticket prices high. Prosecutors want to know if they held back competition by limiting flights and seating capacity.
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Designer Donna Karan Steps Down To Focus On Philanthropy

Linda Wertheimer talks to Robin Givhan, fashion critic for The Washington Post, about Donna Karan's decision to step down from Donna Karan International.
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Not All Online Restaurant Reviews Are Created Equal

Reviews on TripAdvisor or Yelp by tourists tend to be significantly more lenient than reviews by locals. Reviews written a long time after the reviewer visits the restaurant are similarly lenient.
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Trump Backlash Shows Latino Consumers' Growing Influence

Macy's decision to sever ties with Donald Trump after he made derogatory comments about Mexican immigrants is the latest business partnership the real estate mogul has lost in the past several days.
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Georgia Leads A Push To Help Ex-Prisoners Get Jobs

Federal grant money is flowing to skills training programs for ex-offenders. But aid will be successful only if employers are willing to hire them. That's where state re-entry programs show promise.
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Jobs Report Expected To Show 'Stronger Momentum' In Economy

Economists surveyed by Reuters are predicting that employers added about 230,000 jobs to their payrolls in June. That's less than the month before but still a pretty strong showing.
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Justice Department Investigates Possible Collusion In U.S. Airline Industry

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who asked the Justice Department to investigate possible collusion in the U.S. airline industry to keep ticket prices high.

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