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8:45am

Fri April 1, 2011
The Two-Way

Gotten Fooled Yet?

Google is trying to convince folks that "now you can control Gmail with your body."

YouTube has posted the "top 5 viral pictures of 1911."

Morning Edition "reported" on a surgical procedure that lets you watch 3D movies without those "ridiculous" glasses.

Ah yes, it's April Fools' Day.

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8:34am

Fri April 1, 2011
The Two-Way

Unemployment At 8.8 Percent In March

Originally published on Fri April 1, 2011 6:34 am

The nation's jobless rate was 8.8 percent in March as private employers added 230,000 jobs to their payrolls, the Bureau of Labor Statistics just reported.

Those numbers are slightly better than economists expected. In February, the jobless rate was 8.9% and private employment grew by 194,000 jobs.

Our friends at Planet Money follow the economic news over here.

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8:04am

Fri April 1, 2011
Around the Nation

N.Y. Library To Hold All-Night Scavenger Hunt

Want to pull an all-nighter at the New York Public Library? In May, the Manhattan library will have an all-night scavenger hunt to celebrate its centennial. A legendary gamer has created the clues with creepy treasures to find.

8:01am

Fri April 1, 2011
Strange News

Toxic Waste Candy Lives Up To Its Name

The candy is called Toxic Waste, and for the second time this year, the FDA has found the company's sweets to actually be toxic. First it was the Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars. Now it's their Short Circuits bubble gum.

7:51am

Fri April 1, 2011
Business

Nasdaq Makes Hostile Bid For Rival NYSE

Nasdaq is teaming up with a securities market based in Atlanta called the Intercontinental Exchange, and has offered $11.3 billion for the New York Stock Exchange. Recently, the NYSE agreed to merge with Germany's main stock exchange. But the Nasdaq's offer is substantially higher in an effort to derail the German bid.

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