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Jobless Rate Dipped To 4.9 Percent In January

After a hiring spree in the final three months of 2015, U.S. employers added just 151,000 jobs last month.
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Rental Property Shortages Contribute To Record High Rents

A new report from the Commerce Department finds that rents have hit historic highs. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman about the state of the rental market.
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With Oil Prices Languishing, Shell Reports 80 Percent Drop In Earnings

The company is the latest industry giant to report huge drops in earnings from 2014 to 2015. BP, Exxon and Chevron have also seen their revenues fall steeply.
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The White House And Congress Debate Efforts To Address Puerto Rico's Growing Economic Crisis

Puerto Rico's governor has warned for months that the U.S. territory is in a "death spiral" with its crushing $72 billion debt. Join us to discuss Puerto Rico's financial crisis and new actions being considered by the White House and Congress.

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Intel Discloses Diversity Data, Challenges Tech Industry To Follow Suit

Intel is revealing more details about its diversity goals — the ones the chipmaker has met and failed to meet — than any other Silicon Valley giant to date.
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WATCH: Super Bowl Ads Already Generating Buzz

The big game may be days away, but commercials featuring a Helen Mirren soliloquy, Pokemon, a Drake "Hotline Bling" spoof, Ryan Reynolds and, of course, puppies are already getting attention online.
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BP Earnings Plunge 91 Percent In 4th Quarter

Global oil and gas price drops have done a number on BP's net income, which fell to $196 million from $2.2 billion in the year-ago quarter. The company plans to cut thousands more jobs.
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Boston Program Teaches Women To Negotiate For Better Salaries

Statistics show women earn 79 cents for every dollar a man earns. In Boston, women make 83 cents on the dollar. That city is trying to narrow the gap further by teaching women to negotiate.
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E. Coli Outbreaks At Chipotle Restaurants 'Appear To Be Over,' CDC Says

Two E. coli outbreaks infected at least 60 people in 14 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hasn't been able to determine the source of the infections.
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New White House And State Proposals That Aim To Close The Gender Pay Gap

The Obama administration announces new rules for companies aimed at closing the gender pay gap. At the same time, equal pay advocates are introducing legislation in at least twenty-four states. What this could mean for women, businesses and wages.

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