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Latest Sign Of Slowing: Factory Orders Fell In April

Orders dropped for the second straight month. The report adds to the evidence of a weaker economy.
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Employers: Qualified Workers Aren't In Jobs Pool

With the latest unemployment figures released on Friday, Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, about the complexities of the jobless situation. It's not just a lack of jobs. Many companies complain they can't find enough skilled workers to fill the positions — but are companies part of the problem?
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EU Tries Keep Eurozone From Going Down The Tubes

The European Central Bank holds a meeting this week as analysts warn of tough consequences if the euro crisis isn't brought under control. Billionaire investor George Soros goes further saying the euro crisis could bring down the entire European Union.
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A Waiting Game For Homeowners Trying To Sell Short

Banks are often accused of dragging their feet when a homeowner wants to sell for less than the balance on the mortgage. New federal guidelines, though, could now push them to approve those "short sales" faster. But skeptics worry the new rules won't make a big difference.
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We Got The Jobs Report, Now What?

Friday's disappointing jobs report added to worries the recovery is in trouble. Only 69,000 new jobs were added to payrolls, and the unemployment rate moved higher, to 8.2 percent. Suddenly there is more talk about the Fed and what it might do to get the economy moving again. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.
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The Economy From The People's Perspective

Disappointing. Dismal. Bleak. These are just a few of the words used to describe the latest employment report. It showed that the U-S economy added just 69-thousand jobs in May, less than half of what economists expected. With the unemployment rate now at 8.2 percent, we asked people in Athens, Ohio, and Washington, D.C., how they're faring in this economy.

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