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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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Latest Jobs Data Maintain Status Quo Of Obama-Romney Race

The monthly jobs report pretty much left the presidential race unchanged, though it may benefit President Obama. The news that the economy had created far more jobs than were forecast was clearly good news for the incumbent. But Republican Mitt Romney jumped on an uptick in the jobless rate.
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Actually, The U.S. Lost 1.2 Million Jobs Last Month

There's a huge gap between the actual jobs number and the number everybody reports.
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163,000 Jobs Added In July; Unemployment Rate Rose To 8.3 Percent

While job growth was the best it's been in five months, there weren't enough new positions added to payrolls to bring down unemployment. The jobless rate has been just above 8 percent each month this year.
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Already? Virginia Back-To-School Tax Holiday Is This Weekend

Today begins Virginia's sales tax holiday, where back-to-school items, including clothing costing less than $100, are tax-free.

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Best Guess: 100,000 Jobs Added In July; Unemployment Stayed At 8.2 Percent

Economists say it's likely we'll hear this morning that job growth remained sluggish, which means the unemployment rate probably stayed high.
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July Jobs Report: A Political Analysis

The Labor Department announces the number of jobs added in July and the national unemployment rate Friday. NPR's Scott Horsley joins Renee Montagne to talk about the report and the consequences for the presidential race.

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