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Looking Ahead To Friday's Unemployment Report

Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, for a preview of what Friday's jobs report is likely to say about the U.S. economy. The stock market is setting records and though profits are up, wages are stagnant.
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Product Chief Is Out At See-Through-Pants-Plagued Lululemon

Two weeks after being embarrassed by the news that some of its yoga pants were far too sheer, the company says it's reorganizing some of its leadership.
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Jobless Claims Rise; Friday's Employment Report Likely To Show Slow Job Growth

There have been several signs in recent days that job growth eased in March. On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics adds its data. Economists expect to hear that the unemployment rate stayed at 7.7 percent, while employers added a relatively modest 200,000 jobs to their payrolls.
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Lawyers Join Doctors To Ease Patients' Legal Anxieties

A compatible medical-legal partnership may sound like an oxymoron. But in hospitals and clinics across the country, doctors are welcoming lawyers into their practices. They say a lawyer may be just the prescription for some patients with intractable legal needs.
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Who's Hiring H1-B Visa Workers? It's Not Who You Might Think

There's been increasing support for the number of H1-B visas given to highly skilled workers. Large tech companies are leading the push for the increase, but the bulk of the visas go to workers at large consulting firms.
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The Botched NY Real Estate Deal That Lost 'Other People' Billions

In 2006, two Manhattan housing projects were at the center of a real estate fiasco that would come to epitomize the housing crisis. Charles Bagli's Other People's Money explains how the government of Singapore was among those who paid for the mistakes of New York's real estate giants.
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Jimmy Fallon To Take Over For Jay Leno On NBC's 'Tonight Show' In Spring 2014

In a news release that could barely be called "news," NBC has announced that Jay Leno will be replaced by Jimmy Fallon next spring.
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Legal Troubles Continue To Mount For SAC Hedge Fund Manager

The federal government has been slowly building an insider-trading case against the hedge fund SAC Capital. Last week it arrested its biggest fish yet, portfolio manager Michael Steinberg. One of the trades outlined in the indictment against Steinberg involved shares of the computer maker Dell. It's a prime example of the kind of mutual back-scratching that prosecutors say took place a lot at SAC.

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