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Europe's Debt Weighs On U.S. Employers

Some American employers say their businesses are starting to take a hit from the European debt crisis. NPR's Chris Arnold talks to a tour bus operator who relies on European vacationers and a factory owner who's exporting less to Europe and has scaled back hiring plans.
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Fingers Point As Job Numbers Fall

Hiring ground to a halt across different industries in many parts of the country last month, according to the jobs report released on Friday. The news sent the Dow Jones plunging and gave President Obama's critics fresh material for attacks, but analysts see another story.
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Maryland Gaming Advisory Group Holds First Meeting

A Maryland Advisory Committee held its first meeting Friday to discuss the possibility of expanding gaming in the state to Prince George's County.

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Oil Industry Helps Job Growth Hold Steady In Texas

Texas is one of the states that has actually seen job growth. Nathan Bernier of member station KUT reports on the type of jobs being created.
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Dismal Job Growth Nothing New In California

The good news is that unemployment rate in California dropped down to 10.9 percent for the month of April. The bad news is that a million more workers were unemployed in April compared to a pre-recession low in October 2006. The new numbers suggest a lurching recovery without any sustained momentum.
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Poor May Jobs Report A Blow To Obama Campaign

Bad numbers for job growth in May spoiled a day of campaigning for President Obama. He says the ailing Eurozone and gas prices have also hurt the U.S.
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New U.S. Jobs Report Sends Dow Sliding

The government's monthly employment report Friday morning was a big disappointment. The economy added just 69,000 jobs in May and the unemployment rate ticked up a notch to 8.2 percent. The stock market also reacted negatively to the news.

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