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President Obama's job in 19 words

| Jul 3, 2014
Can you answer the question that stumped CEOs, corporate heads and the President?
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PODCAST: Jobs are up for June

David Brancaccio | Jul 3, 2014
The jobs report for June, the older generation of unemployed workers, and President Obama on Marketplace.

Five million stick to private health insurance

Dan Gorenstein | Jul 3, 2014
The New England Journal is out with a new analysis of those with health insurance.
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Pop-up bus service looks to reinvent mass transit

Ben Johnson and Abraham Moussako | Jul 3, 2014
A Massachusetts start-up uses data to create faster bus routes.

Tech and train-hopping

Ben Johnson | Jul 3, 2014
Sometimes technology aids our ability to be adventurous.
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No electricity in Indonesia, but there's Facebook

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 2, 2014
Elizabeth Pisani talks about the modern changes in Indonesia's economy.

Flip-flopping on school rules

Dan Abendschein | Jul 2, 2014
When interest groups lose interest in their own agendas.
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Bank risk-taking 'unfinished piece of business': Obama

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 2, 2014
The president says work remains to "re-balance the economy sensibly".

Music streaming is the next frontier for Google

Tracey Samuelson | Jul 2, 2014
Why everyone wants to be in the music streaming business.

Fighting the classroom tech war in Los Angeles

Adriene Hill | Jul 2, 2014
L.A.'s largest school district opens its doors to more than the iPad.