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Dropping Out With Debt

Student loan debt in the U.S. adds up to more than a trillion dollars, putting a major strain on graduates. But the weight of debt is even heavier for those who leave school without receiving a degree. Host Michel Martin speaks with Anthony Carnevale, who heads the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University.
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Trouble Finding Jobs? It Might Be The Software

Many job hunters are downright frustrated. But one expert says it's not you, it's the employers and a flawed electronic application process that may be preventing qualified people from finding work. Host Michel Martin speaks with University of Pennsylvania's Peter Capelli. He's the author of Why Good People Can't Get Jobs.
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Why More Men Are Choosing 'Pink Collar Jobs'

More men are entering fields that have been dominated by women. From 2000 to 2010, fields with a vast majority of women accounted for nearly a third of job growth for men, according to The New York Times. Host Michel Martin takes a look at the findings with research analyst Mary Gatta and hears from three men making headway in these fields.
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The Fed's Tough Job Gets Harder In Election Year

With signs that the economy is slowing, the Federal Reserve may take steps to help boost growth. But with the election season gearing up, the Fed's ability to act boldly may be restrained. That's because the monetary policymakers want to preserve the Fed's credibility as a nonpartisan entity.
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JPMorgan Knew Of Risks, 'WSJ' Reports

After interviews with more than a dozen current and former executives at the bank, the newspaper concludes that it was warned about bets that would cost it more than $2 billion. A plan to roll them back wasn't properly implemented, the Journal says.
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'Cake Boss' Confections Coming To Grocery Stores

Fans of the reality show Cake Boss will soon be able to sample baker Buddy Valastro's creations at their local grocery store. The TLC program features Valastro and his staff turning out custom cakes for demanding customers. They'll cost about $28 each — like the "Badda Bloom," a two-layer cake with fudge filling and green frosting and decorated with pink and purple flowers.

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