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Jobless rate down despite more losses

Aug 7, 2009
The national unemployment rate declined slightly to 9.4% for July, 0.1% lower than the month prior. Yet, hundreds of thousands of people lost their jobs last month. So what does this contradictory data mean? Mitchell Hartman reports.

Wall St. preemptively halts flash orders

Aug 7, 2009
Flash orders let Wall Street members see orders to buy or sell stock milliseconds before they to the public. The SEC wants to ban the practice, but traders aren't putting up a fight. Some are ceasing the method before it causes an uproar. Amy Scott reports.

Obama to address U.S.-Mexico truck tiff

Aug 7, 2009
President Obama is headed to Guadalajara, Mex. to speak with his counterparts in Canada and Mexico about the recovery of the auto industry. One topic of discussion, and a particular sore spot, is the issue of cross-border trucking. Dan Grech reports.

Weekly Wrap: Health care info overload

Aug 7, 2009
Kai Ryssdal talks with Megan McArdle, editor of the Atlantic Magazine Business Channel, and Mike Mandel, chief economist for Business Week about the mood of the country in regards to the continued health care reform debate.

Ad sales down for Fall TV lineup

Aug 7, 2009
Every year, advertisers get a sneak peek at the fall TV line up. The so-called "TV upfronts" ended yesterday, and the amount of ads bought is way down. Kai Ryssdal talks to Michael Burgi, editor in chief of MediaWeek Magazine about what this means for the industry.

Historic tours focus on lives of servants

Aug 7, 2009
After decades of waning interest, historical tourism is experiencing a revival. Preservationists are luring visitors back into historic mansions by sharing the personal stories of their former residents through the eyes of the servants that tended them. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

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