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Breaking down the January jobs report; the last installment of "My Economy" from the border; and how a troubled economy and the Zika virus are impacting Brazil's annual carnival.

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Brazil's economy rains on its carnival parades

Feb 5, 2016
Smaller cities are cutting back or canceling their carnival parades because of the cost, during an economic crisis.
Revellers march during pre-Carnival celebrations on January 30, 2016 in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. Health officials believe as many as 100,000 people have been exposed to the Zika virus in Recife, although most never develop symptoms. Carnival celebrations are scaled down, but continuing normally as planned.
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My Economy: Educational aspirations in a borderland

Feb 5, 2016
Many students in the border region are constantly moving between two countries.
Bowie is located in the Chamizal neighborhood in the South Central part of El Paso.
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Weekly Wrap: breaking down the jobs report

Feb 5, 2016
Sudeep Reddy and Leigh Gallagher join Kai to recap the week that was.

Companies team up to get better value in health care

Feb 5, 2016
Twenty firms will share data on how much they're paying for care for workers.
Twenty major companies will be coming together to discuss healthcare costs. 
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Is this 'full employment' yet?

Feb 5, 2016
The 4.9 percent rate still leaves many underemployed, discouraged or struggling to find work.
U.S. President Barack Obama discusses the latest unemployment rate within the U.S. economy in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House February 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Labor Department announced 151,000 jobs were added by U.S. employers in January, lowering the unemployment rate to 4.9 percent. 
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The Super Bowl coin toss has a secret history

Feb 5, 2016
The Super Bowl coin toss and its connection to Wolf on Wall Street

Breaking down the January jobs report; the last installment of “My Economy” from the border; and how a troubled economy and the Zika virus are impacting Brazil’s annual carnival.

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Something Good Can Work Two Door Cinema Club
Something Good Can Work Two Door Cinema Club