On Friday, CBS News retracted a key element of an investigative report about the deadly attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, saying the network had been misled. CBS had defended its story for days despite growing doubts about the credibility of the British security contractor it presented as an eyewitness to the attack.
In this week's round-up of tech coverage from NPR and beyond, we look back on Twitter's big debut, All Things Considered's week of innovation stories from California and Google's reveal about its mystery barge in the San Francisco bay.
October's jobs report looks good. But many economists believe the economy is becoming too complicated and technologically advanced for the Bureau of Labor Statistics to measure accurately using current methods.
Employers expanded their payrolls by 204,000 jobs in October, about 80,000 more than expected. But the jobless rate still edged up to 7.3 percent from 7.2 percent the month before. The unemployment rate appears to have been given a temporary boost by the partial government shutdown.
The country's economy is at a turning point, and its leaders are gathering this weekend to decide how to steer a future course. For the world's second-largest economy, much hangs in the balance, including hopes for economic reforms. In the past, such gatherings have been game-changers.
One of the many challenges in finding the right job these days can be just figuring out what recruiters are actually offering. A website compiled a list of the most ridiculous job titles, after a number of applicants complained that they didn't understand what the positions entailed. You can't blame them for being confused. A paper boy is now a "media distribution officer."
You might think shutting down the government would save money, but you'd be wrong. According to the White House budget office, during the 16-day partial shutdown, federal employees were paid roughly $2 billion not to work.
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