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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Thursday, February 28, 2013

Recent veterans not only have higher unemployment than the rest of the population, they also have higher unemployment rates relative to other veterans. If sequestration happens, America's meat inspectors may be furloughed. Gun-maker Sturm, Ruger and Co.'s sales were up 50 percent last year. The CEO of The Veggie Grill talks about the business of making vegetarian fast food that tastes good. Jack Lew was sworn in today as the new Treasury Secretary, and with massive federal spending cuts possibly on the horizon for tomorrow, he probably didn't have an easy first day. We explore how you can avoid pitfalls on the first day of a new job.

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