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Episode 517: The Fastest Growing, Least Popular Airline In America

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Spirit Airlines is one of America's fastest-growing airlines. It's also among the least popular airlines in America. How can one airline be both things at once?

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Money Talking

The Economy's Growing, Your Salary Might Be Next

Friday, February 27, 2015

After years of stagnant wage growth, there are signs that maybe, just maybe, workers might start earning a little more money. Is it for real?

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The Takeaway

Half a Million Walmart Workers Finally Get a Raise

Friday, February 20, 2015

America's biggest private employer announced this week that nearly half its workforce is getting a raise. Walmart's wage increases tell us a lot about the health of the economy.

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The Takeaway

Back To Work Then Ban The Box – Making Criminals Past Off Limits

Friday, February 06, 2015

Job applicants with a criminal background are often rejected but how can employers make the hiring process more fair without immediately rejecting qualified candidates? 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Criminal Background Box On Job Applications, New Testimony On Saudi Involvement In 9/11, and Bob Marley's Birthday

Friday, February 06, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the criminal background box on job applications, testimony from a former Al-Qaeda operative on Saudi involvement in 9/11, and a look at Bob Marley's life.

99% Invisible

149- Of Mice And Men

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

If you are looking at a computer screen, your right hand is probably resting on a mouse. To the left of that mouse (or above, if you’re on a laptop) is your keyboard. As you work on the computer, your right hand moves back and forth from keyboard to mo...

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The Takeaway

Bringing Up Baby: The Push for Paid Parental Leave

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The U.S. is the only developed nation without a federal policy that mandates paid parental leave. President Obama hopes to change that.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Family Leave, Animal Research, and Childhood Poverty

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Takeaway explores a new initiative being pushed by the White House, and two startling new reports on animal research and the wealth gap.

The Takeaway

New Year, More Pay

Monday, January 05, 2015

On New Year's Day, 20 states and Washington, D.C. increased the minimum wage, and Alaska will follow suit in February. What does this mean for workers?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Pro Tips to Grab a New Gig for the New Year

Monday, January 05, 2015

How inexperienced young people can stand out in the hiring process, why you should emphasize accomplishments, and what it takes to get your resume into the "yes" pile.

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Episode 595: The Rest Of The Story, 2014 Edition

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

On today's show, we follow up on a few of our stories from 2014.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Economy Boasts Best Growth in 11 Years

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The U.S. Commerce Department announced today that the American economy grew at its quickest pace in 11 years during the third quarter.

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New Jersey News

NJ Approves Tax Breaks for Subaru, Cooper Health

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has approved $158 million dollars in future tax breaks for Subaru and Cooper Health System.

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WNYC News

A Workers’ Flashmob Inside a McDonald’s

Thursday, December 04, 2014

On its second birthday, the fast food workers' movement has a few victories, and many unfulfilled goals.

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Where Wages Are Rising (And Falling), In 1 Graph

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Overall, wages were stagnant over the past year. But workers in some sectors saw significant gains.

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The Takeaway

A Fight to End Pregnancy Discrimination at Work

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Pregnancy discrimination is not a new issue within the office, but attorney Gillian Thomas says it is becoming more commonplace as more women enter and remain in the workforce.

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New Tech City

What to Do When Robots Replace People You Work With

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Sure, you could use an app instead of a personal trainer (or travel agent or accountant) but you pay a price for your savings. 

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Who Studies What? Men, Women And College Majors

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Earlier this month we covered the gender gap among computer science students. But what does it look like for other majors?

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Episode 577: The Kansas Experiment

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Republican governor lives the dream. He cuts taxes dramatically in his state, and he promises good times ahead. But the good times do not come. Now he's fighting for his political life.

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The Most Common Jobs For The Rich, Middle Class And Poor

Thursday, October 16, 2014

What do people up and down the income ladder do for work?

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