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Tue January 29, 2013


Wed January 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Union Membership Continues Decline; Now At Lowest Level Since 1930s

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 10:34 am

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says union membership continues to decline in the United States.

In 2012, American Union membership rate dropped to 11.3 percent from 11.8 percent in 2011. As The Washington Post reports, that's the lowest level since the 1930s.

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Wed January 23, 2013
Planet Money

The Deadliest Jobs In America, In One Graphic

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 9:56 am

Being a fisherman was the deadliest job in 2011.
Klas Stolpe AP

For more from Planet Money, see What America Does For Work

Here's a look at the rate of work-related, on-the-job deaths in 2011 for U.S. workers. We included the three deadliest occupations, along with a handful of other jobs. (Here's the complete list, which comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

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Wed January 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Inflation Rate Slowed Sharply In 2012; Prices Were Flat In December

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 8:21 am

The cost of a gallon of gas kept rising last year, but not at the torrid pace of 2010 and 2011. That helped keep inflation in check.
Joe Raedle Getty Images


Tue January 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Retail Sales Rose As 2012 Ended; Inflation Remained In Check

Shoppers in Manhattan on Christmas Eve last month.
Keith Bedford Reuters /Landov

Retail sales rose 0.5 percent in December from November, the Census Bureau says. That may be a sign that as 2012 ended consumers were still in a shopping mood even as lawmakers in Washington struggled to keep the federal government from going over the so-called fiscal cliff.

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