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Sandy, Election Could Skew Future Jobs Reports

Friday's jobs report was — in effect — a BEFORE snapshot of the U.S. economy. The Labor Department collected all of the data before Superstorm Sandy slammed into the East Coast and before the election outcome could be known. The election adds uncertainty over the looming fiscal cliff that has made some companies reluctant to hire.
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As Tempers Flare At Stations, Moves Are Made To Get Gas To N.Y, N.J.

Long lines have drivers on edge. Disruptions to the supply chain continue. But steps have been been taken to get more gas to the region through the area's ports. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo predicts things will be better soon.
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The New York City Marathon Is Not Post-Sept. 11 Baseball, And More Reasons To Cancel

Sarah Bunting argues that with everything going on in New York City right now, the marathon is the last thing the struggling city needs — and is absolutely unnecessary as a symbol of anything at all.
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How Secure are Electronic Voting Machines?

Election Day 2012 is just around the corner, and many Americans will be casting their ballots on electronic voting machines. But how reliable are these devices? Michael Alvarez, professor of political science at Caltech, discusses the technologies at your polling station.
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It's All Politics, Nov. 1, 2012

Superstorm Sandy, the October surprise no one anticipated, throws a monkey wrench into the final days of the campaign. NPR's Ken Rudin and Ron Elving spend the final pre-Election Day podcast scouting the key presidential battleground states and have a forecast of control over the House and Senate.
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Photo Helps Track Down Calif. Lottery Winner

The California lottery has finally tracked down the mystery winner of a $23 million jackpot, just before the deadline for the winner to claim the prize. No one had, despite signs and a surveillance photo of the winner plastered all over the liquor store where she bought the lottery ticket.
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Attention, Shoppers: Health Care Prices Go Online In Colorado

It's pretty tough figuring out how much a particular medical procedure will cost in advance. But Colorado is now one of several states trying to make it easier for consumers to comparison shop before they get care.
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Why Some Spread Misinformation In Disasters

Superstorm Sandy turned out the lights along the Eastern Seaboard, but Twitter was ablaze with comments. Host Michel Martin looks at the good, the bad, and the ugly of social media during Sandy, including intentional hoaxes. She speaks with Rey Junco of the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society about why some users spread misinformation.

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