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Shutdown Delays September Jobless Figures

The Labor Department says it's not releasing the September employment report on Friday as scheduled. The jobs report is almost always released on the first Friday of the month. Not this time — that's thanks to the partial government shutdown which is in its fourth day.

Mark Cuban Testifies During Insider-Trading Trial

Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, took the stand on Thursday in his civil insider trading trial. The Securities and Exchange Commission says Cuban used confidential information to dump his shares of and avoid a $750,000 loss.

Twitter Releases IPO Documents

Twitter gave potential investors the first peek at its financials as the company heads toward its initial public offering. Twitter plans to raise $1 billion in its IPO and will trade under the ticker symbol TWTR. While Twitter has quickly transformed the way people communicate and comment on events, it has yet to establish itself as a business.

German Beer Festival Goes Vegan

Munich's Oktoberfest — the Bavarian festival of Beer — ends Sunday. It normally brings in more than $1 billion and draws some 6 million visitors to the German city. This year, one vendor is offering a vegan menu. The meat options, however, are still the most popular.

Ready Or Not, 'Obamacare' Rolls Out As Planned

Millions of people have shopped for insurance on the new marketplaces called exchanges since opening day on Tuesday. Officials said it was evidence of high interest. Others criticized the fumbling start, which involved computer glitches, saying the Affordable Care Act was not ready for prime time. Renee Montagne and David Greene talk to NPR's Mara Liasson and Molly Ball, of The Atlantic, about the politicking around the new health law.

What We Learned When Twitter Filed For Its IPO

Twitter has filed to go public, and it will sell shares under the name TWTR. The IPO will initially seek to raise up to $1 billion. A look at what else the social media giant's IPO filing reveals about the seven-year-old company.

Shutdown Might Mean No Jobs Report, But Does It Matter?

The Labor Department made it official this morning. It is postponing the September jobs report because of the partial government shutdown. So, at least for a a while, Wall Street will have to do without its favorite data point. Will the missing report really be a problem? And why didn't the Labor Department just declare the report essential?
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Aerobatics Pilot Teaches Students To Dance In The Sky

Aerobatics pilot Marianne Buckley teaches people how to live on the edge high up in the sky.


Tesla's Stock Gets Burned After Car Fire And Downgrading

Twin challenges — a shift in opinion about the stock by an influential research firm and a YouTube clip of a fire that destroyed a Tesla Model S — seem to have shaken investors a bit.

How's The Sausage Made? These Folks Really Want To Share The Knowledge

Artisanal meat producers face a big barrier to getting into the game: They have to come up with a complex food safety plan that can take months of research and tens of thousands of dollars to craft. A new project wants to make it easier for the next charcuterie master to open shop by creating an open-source safety plan that newbies can look to.