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Obama, Romney Each Read Jobs Numbers Differently

President Obama focused on the millions of jobs that have been created in the past 2 1/2 years. His Republican challenger Mitt Romney stressed the unemployment rate, which rose to 8.3 percent. With the economy seemingly in a holding pattern, analysts wonder if the numbers will sway voters.
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Episode 392: Keeping The Biggest Secret In The U.S. Economy

How the federal agency that compiles the monthly jobs report makes sure it doesn't leak.
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Tech Giants Gear Up For Patent Battle

A court battle between Apple and Samsung is underway in California, with each side arguing over intricate patent and trademark claims covering how the companies' phones and tablets work, look, and feel. Robin Feldman, professor at the UC Hastings College of the Law, explains some of the key issues in the court case and how it might affect the technology industry.
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New Concerns Over Air Traffic Safety

Recent accounts of near collisions. Ensuring the safety of air travel as traffic increases and the Federal Aviation Administration transitions to a new control system.

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Latest Jobs Data Maintain Status Quo Of Obama-Romney Race

The monthly jobs report pretty much left the presidential race unchanged, though it may benefit President Obama. The news that the economy had created far more jobs than were forecast was clearly good news for the incumbent. But Republican Mitt Romney jumped on an uptick in the jobless rate.
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Actually, The U.S. Lost 1.2 Million Jobs Last Month

There's a huge gap between the actual jobs number and the number everybody reports.
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163,000 Jobs Added In July; Unemployment Rate Rose To 8.3 Percent

While job growth was the best it's been in five months, there weren't enough new positions added to payrolls to bring down unemployment. The jobless rate has been just above 8 percent each month this year.
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Best Guess: 100,000 Jobs Added In July; Unemployment Stayed At 8.2 Percent

Economists say it's likely we'll hear this morning that job growth remained sluggish, which means the unemployment rate probably stayed high.
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Keeping The Biggest Secret In The U.S. Economy

Each month, producing the closely watched jobs numbers transforms a quiet federal statistics office into a high-security operation.
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A Bad Day For The Royal Bank Of Scotland

RBS, the Royal Bank of Scotland, is already in a tough spot. It's among several banks being investigated for allegedly rigging the interbank lending rate known as LIBOR. As Steve Inskeep reports, Friday it warned that it faced several potential lawsuits over those allegations.

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