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Photo Staff Firings Won't Shake Pulitzer Winner's Focus

The Chicago Sun-Times made a surprise announcement last week: it fired its entire photography staff. Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist John White worked there for more than forty years. He talks to guest host Celeste Headlee about what this news means for him personally and the future of photojournalism.

Are There Jobs Out There For Recent Grads?

June means graduation, but walking across the stage is creating anxiety for new grads looking for jobs. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax, and the Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy about Friday's job numbers, and how the hunt is going for recent graduates.

No Big Waves In The Labor Pool

Friday's news from the Labor Department offers a snapshot of an economy that's treading water. Employers added 175,000 jobs in May, and the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.6 percent. The numbers show "the ongoing slog in the labor market," one economist said.

What Will Jobs Report Say? Slow Growth Is Best Bet

When data from May are released Friday morning, economists expect to hear that the unemployment rate stayed at 7.5 percent. They also think job growth remained modest.

Intelligence Community Mines Phone Records, Internet Data

Over the past two days, there have been revelations about the way the National Security Agency is gathering information for intelligence. While details of both programs are still coming out, the data collection practice appears to be legal. But it could be the beginning of something new in the intelligence community. And that is, the use of data to find patterns analysts might have missed.

Company Tries To Solve 'Hot Chocolate' Issue

The snack company Mondelez International says it's perfecting a process to make chocolate that won't melt — even in temperatures above 100 degrees. The Deerfield, Ill., company says this new innovation will help it sell chocolate in emerging markets with hot climates and limited refrigeration, like sub Saharan Africa.

'Internship': A Love Story To Nooglers

The movie, The Internship, tells the story of two 40-year-old, down-on-their-luck watch salesmen, who land an unlikely summer internship at Google. Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson star as the older interns who will have to compete for a full-time gig. Meanwhile, more than a thousand new Googlers or Nooglers have shown up on the company's campuses across the country.

May's Unemployment Rate Expected To Hold Steady

The government's monthly jobs report comes out Friday morning. Economists estimate that employers added about 170,000 jobs in May. They anticipate the jobless rate staying at 7.5 percent.

Ill. Assembly Called Back To Work On Pension Fund Shortfall

Another credit agency is downgrading Illinois after its lawmakers ended their session without addressing the state's $100 billion pension liability crisis. Now, Gov. Pat Quinn is calling the General Assembly back into session.