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Implications Of The Facebook Let-Down

Host Scott Simon talks with Joe Nocera, op-ed columnist for The New York Times, about the rocky debut of Facebook as a public company and what it means for the markets and the tech industry at large.
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Ancient Suburb Near St. Louis Could Be Lost Forever

The remains of a newly discovered suburb of the ancient city of Cahokia are right in the path of a new interstate freeway in East St. Louis. Visitors paddling up from the Mississippi 900 years ago would have seen tall wooden temples atop earthen pyramids, and rows and rows of thatched-roof huts.
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'Flame' Virus Fuels Political Heat Over Cyber Threats

A United Nations agency has raised alarms about the Flame virus, which may have been designed for use against Iran. Skeptics say the announcement was more about politics than global security.
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Fingers Point As Job Numbers Fall

Hiring ground to a halt across different industries in many parts of the country last month, according to the jobs report released on Friday. The news sent the Dow Jones plunging and gave President Obama's critics fresh material for attacks, but analysts see another story.
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Why Political Ads In 2012 May All Look Alike

There's supposed to be a difference between a candidate's ads that are financed by relatively small and disclosed money, and the big-budget, secretly funded ads from outside groups. But this year, those supposed differences don't mean much.
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Feds Hit Breaks On So-Called 'Chinatown Buses'

This week the federal government shut down 26 bus companies that operate along the I-95 corridor because of numerous safety violations. These buses have become a travel lifeline for immigrants, students and low-income travelers who need to shuttle between New York City and other cities along the East Coast.
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Oil Industry Helps Job Growth Hold Steady In Texas

Texas is one of the states that has actually seen job growth. Nathan Bernier of member station KUT reports on the type of jobs being created.
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Dismal Job Growth Nothing New In California

The good news is that unemployment rate in California dropped down to 10.9 percent for the month of April. The bad news is that a million more workers were unemployed in April compared to a pre-recession low in October 2006. The new numbers suggest a lurching recovery without any sustained momentum.

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