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Big Three All Posted Double-Digit Gains In Auto Sales Last Month

The auto industry remains one of the economy's brighter spots. Chrysler's sales were up the most — 14 percent.
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Democrats' Convention To Focus On Jobs, Economy

As the Democratic National Convention kicks off in Charlotte, N.C., the economy is expected to be a central theme. The event is bookended by Monday's Labor Day celebrations and Friday's release of the latest monthly numbers on jobs.
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Trucks Full Of Cash: U.S. Firms Make Plans For Greece Euro Exit

European leaders have vowed to keep the eurozone intact, but U.S. companies are making contingency plans in case Greece is forced to leave the currency union. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, for instance, has looked into moving cash into Greece so clients can continue to pay local employees.
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Labor Day Check On The Jobs Market

At the end of this week, the government's latest snapshot of the job market will be released. David Greene talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, about the unemployment rate.
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Are Today's Millennials The 'Screwed Generation'?

U.S. student loan debt tops $1 trillion, and young people face disproportionately high unemployment. Writer Joel Kotkin points to these numbers when he claims the millennial generation is getting the short end of the stick. Kotkin speaks with host Michel Martin about what he calls the "screwed generation."
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Occupy Plans Resurgence At Democratic Convention

Occupy Wall Street says it will protest at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., next week as a run-up to mass demonstrations planned for its Sept. 17 anniversary.
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Saving For Retirement? Here's A Tip

The stock market hasn't been kind to 401(k) plans in recent years. At an annual economics retreat in Maine, some experts offer up a word of caution: Watch out for fees.
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The Economy: What Are The Central Bankers Saying?

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon speaks with Financial Times U.S. economics editor Robin Harding, who attended this year's annual central bankers meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

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