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Recent Financial Crackdowns A Sign Of Government Toughness

The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Justice Department have both delivered big crackdowns on Wall Street players in recent weeks. New York Times business columnist Joe Nocera talks with guest host Linda Wertheimer about whether the government is taking a tougher stand on financial crimes.
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Medical Marijuana In The District

The first legal medical marijuana dispensary opened in the District last week, under some of the strictest oversight rules anywhere in the country. We explore what the District might learn from regulation around the country.

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A Spectrum Of Management Styles With Howard Ross

Whether you're a boss or employee, the management style and structure at your workplace affects your job and how you do it. We talk about trends in management and leadership with Howard Ross.

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U.S. Job Growth Slows A Bit As Wages Shrink

While the number of jobs did increase last month, the hiring pace was slower than in the spring, marking a setback for unemployed Americans. "The labor market begins the second half of 2013 with a fizzle," says economist Heidi Shierholz, with the Economic Policy Institute.
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Jobs Have Been Added, But Why Are Wages Stubborn?

New jobs numbers may show that 162,000 jobs have been added, but wages haven't risen much in the last several years. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR's Marilyn Geewax and Roben Farzad, contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek, about what the latest numbers mean for your wallet.
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FDA Approves Gluten-Free Label

The FDA's new rule says gluten-free food can't contain more than 20 parts per million of gluten. Most products on the market with the label already meet that standard.
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U.S. Unemployment Sinks To 7.4 Percent; 162,000 Jobs Added In July

America's unemployment rate sank to 7.4 percent in July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says, beating expectations. But nonfarm payrolls increased by only 162,000 jobs, coming in below projections.
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Book News: Battle Rages On In Amazon Vs. Overstock Price War

Also, Orhan Pamuk on the novel, Sherman Alexie on having his book banned; Kelly Clarkson bought a ring owned by Jane Austen but can't take it out of the U.K.
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4 Reasons Why Millions Of Americans Are Leaving The Workforce

The share of adults who are working or looking for a job is lower than it's been in decades. Here's why.
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Massachusetts Revives The Lost Art Of Making Sea Salt

Farmers are mining the sea for salt on the same shore where the salt industry boomed 170 years ago. Fans of local food are buying up the favorite condiment collected close to home.

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