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  Reihan Salam: ‘There is good job creation and there is bad job creation’

Reihan Salam of The National Review argues that private initiatives, not federal subsidies, are the way to get the country back on track.

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  Staying on the job: A program in Rhode Island helps businesses keep people employed

As part of our Help Wanted series, we report on one job-saving initiative that seems to be paying off: A program in Rhode Island helps businesses keep workers employed.

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  Self starters: Going from unemployed to entrepreneur

In most states, jobless benefits are there to cushion the blow while you look for work. But Oregon does something different, using the benefits to encourage people to start their own businesses.

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From Watson to Siri: As machines replace humans, are they creating inequality too?

Artificially intelligent machines might soon be indistinguishable from human workers. Such advances may be improving our way of life, but could they be creating inequality in our economy?

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What’s motivating the 99 percent? Herman Cain says it’s jealousy, others say it’s fear

Republicans have condemned the Occupy Wall Street protests as an example of class warfare. But a closer analysis reveals another motivation: fear.

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In Los Angeles, ‘Occupy’ protesters contend with movie shoots, celebrity trials

The Occupy Wall Street movement has spread to Los Angeles, where protesters must contend with movie shoots and celebrity trials.

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  Presidentiality: ‘Dr. Keynes’

Republicans have come to revile the famed economist John Maynard Keynes, revealing a rift between how Democrats and the GOP view the economic crisis.

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Should the deficit reduction ‘super-committee’ focus on jobs instead?

As President Obama unveils his plan for Congressional panel charged with cutting the deficit, policymakers are floating a radical notion: Focus on jobs instead.

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  Presidentiality: ‘Treason?’

In this new web series, Need to Know dissects the rhetoric of the campaign trail. This week: The annals of “treason” are filled with some of history’s most reviled traitors. Now, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has suggested a new candidate: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

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