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Union Market Brings Resurgence To Old Neighborhood

The much-anticipated Union Market reopens Saturday morning in Northeast's up-and-coming wholesale district in the Florida Avenue corridor.

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New Unemployment Report Weaker Than Expected

The jobs report released Friday morning came in weaker than expected. Employers added 96,000 jobs to payrolls. The unemployment rate did fall to 8.1 percent, but that was because so many people left the workforce.
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Introducing the H Street Heritage Trail

A revitalized H Street corridor has exploded in the past few years with bars and restaurants, but the area has a fascinating history. We explore the Greater H Street Heritage Trail, which opens this weekend.

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Deflating Jobs Report May Not Move The Needle On The Election

Republicans cast the Labor Department report showing another month of sluggish economic growth as evidence that President Obama's policies have failed. Democrats said the recovery will take more time and that the partisan impasse in Congress has hampered progress. But analysts say the latest numbers likely won't change voters' minds.
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What August Job Numbers Mean

The Labor Department reported that the economy added 96,000 jobs in August, far fewer than analysts had predicted. The unemployment rate fell from 8.3 percent to 8.1 percent, an indication that more people moved out of the workforce. Host Michel Martin discusses the latest unemployment numbers with NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax.
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Just 96,000 Jobs Added To Payrolls; Unemployment Rate Dips To 8.1 Percent

Job growth was weak — yet another sign that the sluggish economy continues to struggle to produce jobs.
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Panera Sandwich Chain Explores 'Pay What You Want' Concept

The Panera coffee and sandwich chain is replacing some of its stores with nonprofit versions that allow customers to pay what they want and raise awareness about food insecurity. So far, the stores are paying for themselves.
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This Man Makes Beautiful Suits, But He Can't Afford To Buy One

Peter Frew has a rare skill and all the orders he can handle. But making suits by hand is a tough business.

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