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Private Hiring Up, But So Are Layoffs

Two reports sent mixed signals about the job market Wednesday. Companies added 114,000 jobs in July, but job cuts rose […]

When Patents Attack

Update, July 26: This story from Planet Money’s Alex Blumberg and NPR’s Laura Sydell aired this weekend on This American […]

McDonald’s Move May Make Healthy Business Sense

When McDonald’s announced Tuesday that it would make the standard child’s Happy Meal more healthful, company officials said they were […]

Housing May Be Bottoming Out

The housing market still isn’t getting better. But two key reports out today suggest it has stopped getting worse, at […]

Are Investors Nervous About Lending To The U.S.?

The central news narrative of the weekend was that Congress and President Obama needed to cut a debt deal by […]

How Has ‘Wall Street Journal’ Fared Under Murdoch?

The news Friday that the U.S. Justice Department is preparing wide-ranging subpoenas in the News Corp. phone hacking case was […]

Born In The USA? This Blanket Might Look Familiar

Part of an ongoing series on pregnancy and childbirth. It may be an unassuming piece of fabric, but it has […]

Debt’s Impact Could Be Worse If Interest Rates Rise

For all the attention lately on the ballooning size of the national debt, short-term interest rates are so low that […]

Progress Still ‘Elusive’ On Deficit-Reduction Deal

Though the negotiations that many care most about are over ending the NFL lockout, we’ll look first at where things […]

Spaceflight Is Getting Cheaper. But It’s Still Not Cheap Enough.

Elon Musk wants humans to live on other planets one day. But he’s worried about the cost of getting there. […]

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