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Starting A Specialty Food Business

Every family has a favorite home recipe they think has commercial potential. Kojo explores what it takes to start a specialty food business and get your product into stores.

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For New Jersey Shoppers, No More Sales Tax Holiday On Amazon

Amazon has made a deal with New Jersey to build two distribution centers in exchange for collecting sales tax on purchases made there starting July 1, 2013. So why would it want to risk irking customers?
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Obama, Romney Have Sharply Different Takes On Weak Jobs News

While the Republican contender blames what he says are the administration's "failed" economic policies for weak job growth, the president says he headed off another Great Depression. It's the central debate of the 2012 campaign.
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Employment Growth Slows As Jobless Benefits Shrink

May's higher unemployment rate and meager job creation couldn't have come at a worse time for the long-term unemployed. The unwelcome news arrives just as federal support for unemployment benefits is starting to fade.
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Stocks Drop On Weak Jobs News

Investors are reacting to the much-weaker-than-expected report on job growth in May.
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'Lousy' News: Just 69,000 Jobs Added In May; Jobless Rate At 8.2 Percent

Both numbers are disappointments. Economists had expected BLS would say the jobless rate was 8.1 percent and that payrolls expanded by at least 150,000 jobs.
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Mine Safety Questions Linger, One Year After Takeover Of Massey Energy

Citations issued by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) say managers at one mine failed to evacuate a section that was enveloped in thick smoke generated by a malfunctioning conveyor belt. The company disputes that finding.
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Did Jobs Grow Fast Enough In May? Probably Not

Economists expect to hear that a modest 150,000 jobs were added to payrolls last month and that the jobless rate stayed at 8.1 percent. They say employers just aren't adding jobs fast enough to bring unemployment down quickly.
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'Call Of Duty' Creators, Activision Settle Lawsuit

Ben Fritz, a business reporter for the Los Angeles Times, talks to David Greene about what was gearing up to be the biggest lawsuit in the history of the video game industry. The creators of the Call of Duty franchise and the games' publisher were suing each other in suits totaling more than $2 billion. The trial was to start Friday in Los Angeles, but the parties settled at the last minute.

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