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Latest Jobs Numbers Not Great, But Not Bad, Either

The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment ticked down last month from 9.1 percent to 9 percent. Overall, job growth was modest, a continuation of a trend that's been with us all year. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's business correspondent Yuki Noguchi.
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GOP Front-Runners Pass Iowa By

While Herman Cain was wrapping up a rough week in Washington, five of his fellow GOP presidential contenders were in Iowa Friday night for the state GOP's Ronald Reagan Dinner. Cain and Mitt Romney skipped the Iowa event, and in fact, they've spent little time courting Iowa voters, though that hasn't hurt their standing in the polls. Host Scott Simon talks local politics with Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for the Des Moines Register.
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Generation X Divided Over 2012 Candidates

A new Pew survey finds that Gen Xers, now in their 30s and 40s, are feeling harder hit by the recession than other groups as they struggle to raise children and save for their own retirement. Always a diverse group, they are split in support for President Obama and Mitt Romney.
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No Interview Planned, Gloria Cain Continues To Shun Spotlight

Although Herman Cain said earlier this week that America would soon "meet my wife publicly in an exclusive interview," no television appearances have been scheduled for Gloria Cain, who has been largely absent from the campaign trail.
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Differences Between Romney, Cain In Full View

Both candidates delivered speeches at a summit for the conservative group Americans for Prosperity on Friday. While Mitt Romney seemed at times to be a corporate executive at a board meeting, received with warm applause, Herman Cain came on as a kind of conquering hero, greeted by standing ovations.
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Cain Accuser Issues Statement, Alleges 'More Than One Incident' Of Harassment

A woman who accused GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment alleged Friday that the incidents were "a series of inappropriate behaviors and unwanted advances from the CEO."
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What's The Defining Moment Of Your Generation?

Demographers divide generations by birth year. But each group has also been shaped by the news, music and major cultural events of its era. So what really distinguishes a baby boomer from a Generation Xer, a millennial from a member of the silent generation? Share your defining moments.
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Baby Boomers Remain Skeptical Of The Establishment

The baby boomer generation came into politics with a liberal challenge to the establishment, but that hasn't made it a reliably Democratic voting block. This middle-aged group is deeply dissatisfied with the economy and frustrated with the president.

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