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Jobs Have Been Added, But Why Are Wages Stubborn?

New jobs numbers may show that 162,000 jobs have been added, but wages haven't risen much in the last several years. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR's Marilyn Geewax and Roben Farzad, contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek, about what the latest numbers mean for your wallet.

State Department Issues Worldwide Travel Alert

The State Department said it was concerned about possible attacks against U.S. citizens and interests by al-Qaida.

Giant Lion May Be King Of All Football Field Logos

A newly outsized logo is part of a Texas college's broader plan to change the fortunes of its football team. The Lions of Texas A&M University-Commerce won only a single game last year.

FDA Approves Gluten-Free Label

The FDA's new rule says gluten-free food can't contain more than 20 parts per million of gluten. Most products on the market with the label already meet that standard.

Postmaster: We Photograph Your Mail, But Not To Snoop

The head of the U.S. Postal Service says the exterior of billions of pieces of mail are photographed and that the information is sometimes shared with law enforcement.

U.S. Unemployment Sinks To 7.4 Percent; 162,000 Jobs Added In July

America's unemployment rate sank to 7.4 percent in July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says, beating expectations. But nonfarm payrolls increased by only 162,000 jobs, coming in below projections.

Could North Carolina Lead A 'Red-State Resurgence'?

After more than a century of Democratic domination, Republicans hold the governorship and supermajorities in the North Carolina Legislature. They've slashed taxes, imposed voter ID restrictions and changed death penalty rules. Some citizens are angry. And Democrats say the GOP has overplayed its hand.

Snowden Has Job Offers, Place To Live, Russian Lawyer Says

NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who spent more than a month at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport before being granted a one-year asylum Thursday, has picked out a place to live, his Russian attorney says.

U.S. Embassies To Close Sunday, And Possibly Beyond, For Safety

Few details have emerged about the U.S. plan to shut down embassies that would normally be open this Sunday. A senior State Department official says that the U.S. facilities may close for more days, as well. The closures are described as "precautionary steps" taken "out of an abundance of caution."

Ex-Goldman Trader Found Liable For Fraud

A federal jury in Manhattan has found former Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre liable on six of the seven fraud charges against him. The Securities and Exchange Commission had accused Tourre of intentionally misleading investors in a mortgage-linked security he marketed in the days before the subprime mortgage market collapsed.