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WNYC News

U.S. Employers Add 223K Jobs in June

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The Labor Department said Thursday that the unemployment rate dropped from 5.5 percent in May to 5.3 percent.

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The Takeaway

Self-Driving Trucks Take to America's Roads

Monday, June 22, 2015

Self-driving trucks are on the road. Here's how they work, and how will they affect America's 3.5 million truck drivers.

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The Takeaway

Restaurant Bans Tips—And Profits Nearly Triple

Friday, June 12, 2015

At Bar Marco in Pittsburgh, tipping has been banned and workers are paid at least $35,000 a year and are provided health insurance, vacation days, company shares, and annual bonuses.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Decades in Solitary Confinement, Catholic Church Crackdown, and A Ban on Tipping

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Takeaway explores the fate of one of the "Angola 3," we look at new sexual abuse policies being pushed by the Catholic Church, and a restaurant owner explains why he banned tipping.

Money Talking

What a Time to Be Looking for a Job

Friday, June 05, 2015

Good news college grads! This might be the best time to find a job since the recession. (Then again, that's compared to the past few years).

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The Takeaway

When The Need For a 'Good Fit' Goes Too Far

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Employers want to hire people that "fit in" with company culture. But when does a "good fit" cloud an employer's judgement about who is the best candidate for the job? 

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The Takeaway

STEM Jobs Are Scarce for Recent Grads

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

There are more students and recent graduates with college degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math than there are STEM jobs, a new report finds.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

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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The Brian Lehrer Show

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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The Brian Lehrer Show

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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Innovation Hub

The Reality Behind STEM Jobs

Thursday, April 23, 2015

If you’ve got an engineering degree, you’re pretty much set for life, right? Well, that might not be the whole picture, according to Rutgers Professor Hal Salzman, who argues that there’s entirely too many STEM graduates. And we get a peek at what the STEM job market is truly like, from a roundtable of students and recent grads.

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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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