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Divergent Labor Markets: Private Gains, Public Losses

Friday's unemployment report shows a longer-term trend: The private sector created jobs as the public sector continued cutting them. The story of this difference begins with the financial crisis, in early November 2008.
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Storm Leaves Many Facing Tricky Insurance Process

The estimated price tag for Superstorm Sandy could run as high as $50 billion. But homeowners and businesses in the Northeast aren't just dealing with damage from Sandy; they're also dealing with insurance companies. And figuring out what's covered and what's not can get very complicated.
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Sandy, Election Could Skew Future Jobs Reports

Friday's jobs report was — in effect — a BEFORE snapshot of the U.S. economy. The Labor Department collected all of the data before Superstorm Sandy slammed into the East Coast and before the election outcome could be known. The election adds uncertainty over the looming fiscal cliff that has made some companies reluctant to hire.
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What's The Priority: Unemployment Or Deficit?

The economy added 171,000 jobs in October, but unemployment edged up to 7.9 percent. Unemployment isn't the only economic issue on the table, there's also the deficit. Host Michel Martin speaks with economist and writer Julianne Malveaux and NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax to see how those two factors affect the economy at large.
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Job Growth Beats Forecasts; Unemployment Rate Is 7.9 Percent

There were about 50,000 more jobs added to payrolls than economists expected. Also: September's growth was revised upward. This is the last major economic report before Election Day and is sure to be a hot topic on the campaign trail.
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After Sandy, It's Pizza And Homemade Meatballs For The Lucky In New Jersey

The produce aisle may not be restocked at the Stop & Shop in Toms River, N.J., and other perishables may still be hard to come by. But rest assured, the local pizzeria is hopping. Geno D's served up more than 500 pies on its first day back in business on Wednesday.
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Sandy's Damage Under The Sea, Through The Eyes Of Oyster Farmers

The Bloom family has been raising oysters for three generations now on 2,000 underwater acres of oysters in Long Island Sound. On Wednesday, two days after the storm, the Blooms were finally able to get out on the water to assess the damage, and they found a lot of it.
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Consumer Confidence Hits Highest Point In Nearly Five Years

Many Americans are feeling more upbeat about the economy, according to the latest report from the Conference Board. That could bode well for the 2012 holiday shopping season.
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Some Mixed Signals From Latest Jobs Numbers

Claims for jobless benefits dipped and one measure showed a gain last month in private jobs. But employers also announced more layoffs. The picture may get clearer on Friday, when October's unemployment rate will be reported.

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