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5 Things The Jobs Report Tells Us About The Economy (Or Not)

Sure, the economy added 236,000 jobs last month and unemployment dropped to 7.7 percent. But questions about low wages, consumer debt and government austerity cloud the sunny picture. We look at five points economists are debating.
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In Open Source Rocket Competition, Collaboration Takes Off

The challenge, launching during the SXSW festival Saturday, asks anyone with an Internet connection to try to create a rocket engine. The 3-D designs can be edited by users around the globe, a model the organizers hope will decrease the cost of space innovation and unleash "untapped potential around the world."
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Loehmann's 'Grab the Gown' Attracts Long Lines

Several dozen bargain shoppers camped outside Loehmann's in Friendship Heights to snag a discount on brand name wedding dresses.

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Austerity Around The Globe

During the past five years, countries around the globe have struggled to recover from severe recessions while managing their debts. We explore the backlash against austerity around the world

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Pleasant Surprises: 236,000 Jobs Added; Jobless Rate Dips To 7.7 Percent

February's jobs numbers were better than expected. The jobless rate is now the lowest it's been since President Obama took office. The rate's recent peak was 10 percent in October 2009.
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February Jobs And Unemployment News Likely To Be 'More of The Same'

Economists expect to hear that there were about 160,000 jobs added to payrolls in February. The jobless rate likely stayed near 7.9 percent. Slow job growth and stubbornly high unemployment likely continued.
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The Life Cycle Of A Social Network: Keeping Friends In Times Of Change

Facebook has unveiled a redesign of its News Feed, but any social network knows that drastic changes come with risks. Just look at Friendster, a site that fizzled after changes to the interface and a subsequent exodus made it less valuable to users.
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If A Driverless Car Crashes, Who's Liable?

Technology isn't the only hurdle for computer-driven cars.
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News Corp. Education Tablet: For The Love Of Learning?

The Amplify tablet is specially designed for K-12 classroom interaction. While the company touts the ability to improve teaching and learning, critics have questioned News Corp.'s motives.

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