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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Robots, Minimum Wage & Counterterrorism

Friday, May 29, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Robots & Our Jobs (First) | Minimum Wage Push (Starts at 30:50) | Counterterrorism Expert (Starts at 57:27)
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Will Your Job Be Done By A Machine?

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Will your job be around in the future? We take a peek at the research.

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All Things Considered

How A Machine Learned To Spot Depression

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The computer doesn't pay attention to what you say. What matters is how you say it.

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The Takeaway

How Working Moms Benefit Children

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

More than 40 percent of Americans believe that working mothers are "bad for society." But a new study from Harvard finds distinct advantages for children of working mothers.

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How Machines Destroy (And Create!) Jobs, In 4 Graphs

Monday, May 18, 2015

For hundreds of years, people have been talking about machines taking jobs. Less often discussed: machines creating new jobs.

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Will ‘Contract with America’ Reduce Monopoly Capitalism?

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Policy proposals to lower interest rates, increase employment, and bring money back to the middle class.

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An Explosion at Indian Point; A Plan to End Unemployment; A New Eatery in Harlem

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Saturday’s explosion at Indian Point; Skelos' replacement; the CIA’s former deputy director; the first American female four-star general; how to end unemployment; a new Harlem eatery.

WNYC News

US Employers Add 223,000 Jobs, Rate Falls to 5.4 Percent

Friday, May 08, 2015

Despite the high figure, the report included signs of sluggishness: March's already-tepid job gain was revised sharply lower, to just 85,000 from 126,000.

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The Takeaway

How Your Tax Dollars Subsidize Low Wages

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A new study finds that companies like Walmart and McDonalds often pay employees such low wages that many are driven to federal assistance programs to make ends meet.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Job Creation Slows in March

Friday, April 03, 2015

After months of robust job creation, the U.S. economy added just 126,000 jobs in March, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. That's the smallest gain in hiring since December 2013.

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Episode 612: The Indicator Strikes Back

Friday, March 20, 2015

Look at the numbers today, and things seem promising for the economy. Jobs and home prices are up. But look under the hood, and you see that in a lot of ways the crisis is still with us.

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Episode 611: Community

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Only one in three students finish community college—even if money is not the problem.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Economy Added 295,000 Jobs in February

Friday, March 06, 2015

The U.S. economy added 295,000 jobs in February 2015—the job gain pushed down the unemployment rate to 5.5 percent.

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WNYC News

U.S. Economy Added 295,000 Jobs in February

Friday, March 06, 2015

 The strong report beat economists' expectations. But there is one troubling trend: wage growth remains sluggish.

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WNYC News

Taxpayer Subsidy Allows Time Inc. To Slash Jobs

Friday, March 06, 2015

A $7 million state grant kept the publisher of Time and Sports Illustrated from moving to New Jersey. But Time can still cut nearly a third of its workforce.

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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.