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Who Pays When Teens Are Out Of Work?

Most American adults are enjoying higher family incomes than their parents did, but that may be temporary. Reports show that teenagers across the country are having a hard time finding a summer job, and the long-term consequences for American society could be severe. Guest host Maria Hinojosa talks with NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax about the drought in summer employment for teens.
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Even As Jobless Rate Stays High, Job Openings Continue To Grow

There were 3.6 million jobs open and ready to be filled in May if the right candidates came along, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning. So why aren't more people getting work? Maybe too many employers are being too picky.
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Super PACs And The 2012 Presidential Election

Super PACs supporting presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney are projected to outraise pro-Obama groups by about eight-to-one. How super PACs could decide this year's presidential election.

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Scranton Workers See Pay Slashed To Minimum Wage

Amid a budget dispute, the mayor slashed pay for city employees, and has so far ignored a court order to restore it.
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For Manufacturing Jobs, Workers Brush Up On Math

Today's manufacturing work requires a strong grasp of fractions, decimals and basic trigonometry — skills that many job applicants often lack. So colleges and nonprofits are stepping in to fill the skills gap with programs that combine manufacturing training with basic math and reading.
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The Next Silicon Valley? Berlin Startups Catching Up With The Hype

California's Silicon Valley remains the powerhouse of the high-tech startup scene, but investors and entrepreneurs in Berlin, along with London and Paris, are trying to catch up.
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Who 'Owns' The Bush Tax Cuts?

Democrats opposed the Bush tax cuts in the early 2000s. But now President Obama is calling for a second extension of the cuts for some Americans, and Republicans are lining up in opposition. So whose tax cut is it anyway?

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