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February Job Growth Beats Expectations; Jobless Rate Ticks Up
The harsh winter weather's impact on job growth in February was less than expected, as U.S. employers added 175,000 jobs to their payrolls last month. The unemployment rate edged up to 6.7 percent.
Feds Break Up Multi-State Shoplifting Ring
Authorities say a family from suburban Chicago went from Maryland to Texas stealing retail items. They're accusing of making $4 million auctioning the stolen property on eBay over the past decade.
Teen Enlists A Capella Group For Prom Invite
The a capella group Straight No Chaser helped the Jacksonville teen with his video inviting his friend Megan to the prom. She said yes. The video is on YouTube.
U.S. Knew Of 'Imminent' Move In Crimea, Top Official Says
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, tells NPR that U.S. decision-makers were given a week's notice that some Russian action was likely.
Investors: Oversight Is Needed For Bitcoin To Become Mainstream
Bitcoin's growth was built on the idea it was a currency of the people, unattached to any central bank or regulating authority. But a major theft has put that vision to a tough test.
Publisher Releases Lullabies From 'Goodnight Moon' Author
Goodnight Songs is a compilation of formerly unpublished lullabies and poems by the author of Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown. Linda Wertheimer talks to Amy Gary, who discovered the new material.
Weather Expected To Effect February Jobs Report
Did the harsh winter hold down job creation last month? Or did employers brush away the snow and prepare for spring with a new round of hiring? The unemployment report is out on Friday.
Gillibrand, McCaskill Square Off Over Military Assault Prosecutions
The Senate has rejected a measure that would have allowed military prosecutors — rather than commanders — decide which sexual assault cases to pursue. The 2 female senators were on opposite sides.
House Backs Obama's Request To Back Loans For Ukraine
The crisis in Ukraine is galvanizing unusually swift bipartisan action on Capitol Hill. The GOP-led House voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to authorize a $1 billion loan guarantee for Ukraine.
'Game Of Thrones' Mixtape Drops On Friday
Nearly 14 million people watch HBO's epic fantasy series Game of Thrones. In an effort to capture a more diverse and multicultural audience, HBO is releasing a mixtape called Catch the Throne.