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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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The Complicated Economic Impact Of Sandy

Sandy's economic cost won't be known for weeks or even months, but there are clear financial losers and some beneficiaries from the devastating storm. While airlines, many hotels and small businesses are clear losers, home improvement chains and construction crews will come out ahead. But overall, natural disasters are not good for the economy, despite the activity that rebuilding generates.
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GM Quarterly Earnings Exceed Expectations

Even facing economic headwinds in Europe and South America, GM's quarterly earnings came in well above analysts' estimates, and its stock soared.

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