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Unemployment Rate Decreases Slightly

A Labor Department report showed that the October unemployment rate fell a tenth of a percent to 9 percent in October. Friday's number was less than what most economists had hoped for.
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OWS Donations Create Headaches For Protesters

The Occupy Wall Street movement based in New York's Zuccotti Park has accumulated almost half a million dollars in cash and online donations. But managing the new-found wealth is creating headaches for the protesters.
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Rep. Bass Discusses Letter To Supercommittee

Guy Raz speaks to Republican Rep. Charles Bass of New Hampshire about the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the "Supercommittee." On Wednesday, Bass — along with 39 other Republicans — signed a letter urging the committee to put all options for spending and revenues on the table.
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32 Ways Of Looking At Unemployment, In One Chart

Unemployment varies widely by age and education. Here's an interactive chart that lets you sort through the numbers.
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Stores May Be Slow To Hire For The Holidays

On balance, the latest jobs report suggests the economy is continuing to grow, though modestly. But a closer look at retail employment suggests this may be a gloomy holiday season for people who want seasonal jobs.
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Deal Website Groupon To Go Public

One of the most eagerly anticipated share offerings of the year is set for Friday. The internet daily deal site Groupon plans to sell some shares in an initial public offering. The IPO is priced at $20 a share. Investors are watching to see if the market sends that price soaring, as it has with other dot-com IPOs.
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Greek Prime Minister Struggles To Retain Power

Prime Minister George Papandreou has backed down from a referendum on the European Union bailout package and he faces a vote of confidence Friday. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli tells host Steve Inskeep his future is uncertain.

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