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Jobs Back At Political Forefront

Guest host David Greene talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about the week in politics, including the jobs report, Romney's problems with conservatives and public opinion after the health care ruling.
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What Does London's LIBOR Mean To The U.S.?

A scandal introduced many to LIBOR this week, key interest rates used to regulate everything from credit cards to student loans in the global economy. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz and guests explain just how big the LIBOR scandal could get and why we here in the U.S. should care.
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Maryland Lawmakers Continue Gambling Talks

Gov. Martin O'Malley will not call a special session next week to discuss gambling expansion, even though a decision has not been made.

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Scranton's Public Workers Now Paid Minimum Wage

The Pennsylvania city has slashed the pay for all its public employees — including firefighters and police — to $7.25 per hour. Mayor Chris Doherty says there isn't enough money in the bank to pay full wages.
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Adjustments Behind The Numbers Shape Job News

Employers added 80,000 jobs in June, fewer than expected. It appears that hiring has slowed considerably after starting the year at a healthy clip. But as NPR's Sonari Glinton explains monthly payroll numbers aren't always reliable.
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CEO Spill The Beans On Hiring Hesitancy

Host Scott Simon speaks with two CEOs about why more companies aren't hiring. Christopher M. Gorman is president of Key Corporate Bank and CEO of KeyBank in Cleveland. Lynn Ann Casey is the CEO of Arc Aspicio.
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Options Slim, Older Job Seekers Try Starting Fresh

For the long-term unemployed, training for a new profession can help open the door to job opportunities. But starting over can be particularly difficult for older workers. Deborah Klein, 62 and unemployed since 2008, hopes her new training as a pharmacy technician will help her finally land a job.

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