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Just How Strong Is The Job Market?

The government's monthly employment report Friday could help answer a key question about the economy: Will the recently strong job growth slow once employers finish replacing the people they fired during the depths of the recession?
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Debt Struggles As Old As America Itself

Bitter debates about the national debt date back to the earliest days of the Republic, economist Simon Johnson says. Back then, the nation's failure to borrow was the problem. In White House Burning, Johnson and co-author James Kwack explore the meaning of the national debt and prospects for managing it.
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Friday News Roundup - International

A panel of journalists joins Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

A panel of journalists joins guest host Tom Gjelten of NPR for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Jobless Claims Stay Around Four-Year Low

There were 357,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance last week, down 6,000 from the week before.
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Bond Auction Indicates Europe's Troubles Persist

A Spanish bond auction went poorly Wednesday, suggesting that Spain may be becoming the next Greece. It was the first auction without a lot of help from the European central bank.

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