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No One Trusts China's Unemployment Rate

China's national statistics office works hard, but the country is so big and changing so quickly that it's hard to keep track of what's going on.
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In Haiti, Aid Groups Squabble Over Rival Peanut Butter Factories

Two organizations with a mission to feed the malnourished set up competing factories in Haiti. The problem is, just one factory could probably satisfy the country's demand for the life-saving peanut product.
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Not Everyone In Spain Eager To Wager On EuroVegas

U.S. casino mogul, billionaire and Republican donor Sheldon Adelson has chosen debt-ridden Spain as the location for a $35 billion European gambling megacity. "EuroVegas" in Madrid could bring up to 250,000 much-needed jobs. But residents are divided over whether casinos are the kind of development they want.
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Preventing Silicon Valley's 'Immigrant Exodus'

A new study from the Kauffman Foundation shows that the number of immigrant entrepreneurs in the country has fallen slightly. But according to Vivek Wadhwa, an author of the study, the drop is especially steep in Silicon Valley.
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Friday's Jobs Report Is Campaign's Next Key Moment, Here's What To Expect

It's likely the Bureau of Labor Statistics will say the jobless rate ticked higher and that job growth was slow again in September, economists say. The presidential campaigns will surely be discussing the numbers.
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Google, Publishers Reach Deal On Book Scanning

The longer-running lawsuit with authors, however, is still unresolved.
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The Cost Of Saving Lives With Local Peanuts In Haiti

Fortified peanut paste saves lives in Haiti and other places where malnutrition is a problem, but producing it locally costs more than importing it from faraway factories in Europe because of labor and other costs. Still, feeding programs are willing to pay a little more, for now.

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