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Economists Cautiously Applaud Jobs Report

In a much needed sign of hope for the U.S. economy, the Labor Department reported Friday that the country gained 163,000 jobs in July, which was better than expected. Still, unemployment rose a bit to 8.3 percent. NPR's Chris Arnold reports from an annual economics retreat in Maine with reaction from some of the country's top economists and analysts there.
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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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Despite Jobs Added, U.S. Unemployment Rose In July

Employers added 163,000 jobs to the U.S. economy in July — the biggest amount since February. However, the unemployment rate ticked up to 8.3 percent.
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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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