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September's 7.8 Jobless Rate A Boost For Obama

For the first time since President Obama took office, the unemployment rate is back at 7.8 percent, the Labor Department reported Friday. It's been above 8 percent for nearly four years. The number of new jobs added was in line with expectations — 114,000.
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No One Trusts China's Unemployment Rate

China's national statistics office works hard, but the country is so big and changing so quickly that it's hard to keep track of what's going on.
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Not Everyone In Spain Eager To Wager On EuroVegas

U.S. casino mogul, billionaire and Republican donor Sheldon Adelson has chosen debt-ridden Spain as the location for a $35 billion European gambling megacity. "EuroVegas" in Madrid could bring up to 250,000 much-needed jobs. But residents are divided over whether casinos are the kind of development they want.
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Sequestration Threatens To Slash Billions From Budget

Lawmakers in the region are terrified about the steep budget cuts hanging over the federal budget, but they're still struggling to get past partisan differences that have prevented a deal.

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Friday's Jobs Report Is Campaign's Next Key Moment, Here's What To Expect

It's likely the Bureau of Labor Statistics will say the jobless rate ticked higher and that job growth was slow again in September, economists say. The presidential campaigns will surely be discussing the numbers.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fallout from the first presidential debate. A first look at September unemployment numbers. And Pennsylvania’s voter ID law is blocked. Diane and her guests discuss the week’s top stories, what happened and why.

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Jobless Claims Rose Slightly Last Week

The number means that there has been no significant change in the labor market.
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Faltering Economy Threatens Pakistan's Stability

Adding to recent political unrest in Pakistan, poverty is rife and unemployment is growing as the population skyrockets. Analysts worry about the growing frustration, and that the jobless are an increasingly easy target for the Taliban.

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