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What's The Opposite Of A Jobless Recovery?

In the past few months, job growth has picked up, while economic growth has slowed. What's going on?
NPR

Is The Economy 'Looking Up' For You?

All week-long NPR will look at parts of the U.S. economy that are beginning to thrive after the economic downturn. Host Michel Martin hears individual stories of economic upturn, along with stories of continued struggles, from listeners and NPR's Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax.
NPR

Jobs Abound In Energy Industry's New Boom Time

New drilling technologies and rising fuel prices have generated a boom in U.S. oil and gas drilling. It is also creating many high-paying jobs for young people. The average starting salary for petroleum engineering grads is nearly $79,000.
NPR

Signs Of Recovery Emerge After A Long Downturn

Millions of Americans are still searching for jobs or facing home foreclosures. But pockets of strength — found in energy, technology, manufacturing, autos, agriculture and elsewhere — are helping invigorate the broader economy.
NPR

An Example To Avoid: City Of Stockton On The Brink

The California city is broke and on the edge of bankruptcy. Stockton's road to insolvency is a long one, and it appears that, financially speaking, everything that could go wrong in Stockton did.
WAMU 88.5

Fairfax Considers Additional Cuts To Libraries

Libraries across Fairfax County have had to slash hours and programs to get by over the past five years, and despite increased demand, more cuts may be on the way.

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