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'Leftover Women' Blamed For China's Surplus Of Unmarried Men

Kelly McEvers talks to sociologist Leta Hong Fincher about her new book, Leftover Women. It's about the resurgence of social and economic discrimination against women in China.
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Plunge In Circulation Forces Changes At Japanese Magazine

Wonderful Wife was a top seller when more women stayed at home and took care of the kids. Now that more women stay on the job, the publisher replaced it with a magazine aimed at working mothers.
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Budget Cuts Threaten Mock Villages At Military Training Center

David Greene talks to Weekend All Things Considered host Arun Rath about his trip to Fort Irwin National Training Center located in the Mojave Desert in Southern California.
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IPO Market Shows Signs Of Strain

High-speed trading firm Virtu Financial has put off its IPO indefinitely. The move caps a rough week in the IPO market. Ten companies made their debut this week and all 10 received rough receptions.
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When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job

Thirty-six years after Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, employers still have very different interpretations of what they're required to do to accommodate expectant mothers.
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Who's Crazy Enough To Start A Newspaper In 2014? Ask LA Register

The Los Angeles Register is a newspaper that just launched this week. Despite dropping newspaper sales, Ben Bergman of KPCC reports that the publisher thinks there's still an audience for print.
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Got A Hobby? Might Be A Smart Professional Move

Workers who have a creative outlet outside the office are more likely to be creative problem solvers on the job, a study suggests. Oh, and they have more fun.
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BP Exec Who Led Cleanup Settles On Charges Of Insider Trading

Keith A. Seilhan, who was the incident commander directing the company's cleanup effort, allegedly sold $1 million in BP stock based on nonpublic information about the extent of the spill.
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Oligarchy in Washington?

What kind of government do we really have in Washington? A new study says economic elites and business interests have substantial impact on policy making, while other movements have limited influence.

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You've Served Your Country, Now Get To Class

Government benefits enable military veterans to attend college, but accessing them is complicated. So how can veterans pay for higher education?

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