Business

4:57pm

Sun December 7, 2014
The Salt

Female Butchers Are Slicing Through The Meat World's Glass Ceiling

Originally published on Mon December 8, 2014 1:30 pm

Master butcher Kari Underly cuts into a hog during a "Women in the Meat Business" workshop in Chapel Hill, NC.
Leoneda Inge North Carolina Public Radio

Kari Underly is slicing through half a hog as if it were as soft as an avocado ... until she hits a bone.

"So what I'm doing now is I'm taking out the femur bone," she explains to a roomful of about 30 women watching as she carves the animal. "The ham is a little bit of a drag, if you will, 'cause we have to make money, and not everybody wants a big ham."

Underly is a fit, 46-year-old master butcher from Chicago. Her father and grandmothers were butchers. She put herself through college cutting meat. These days, she encourages other women to enter the business.

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12:45pm

Sun December 7, 2014
The Two-Way

'Washington Post' Reporter, Detained For Months In Iran, Is Charged

Originally published on Mon December 8, 2014 7:27 am

Jason Rezaian, an Iranian-American correspondent for The Washington Post, smiles as he attends a presidential campaign even for President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran in 2013. Rezaian, who was arrested in July, was charged by Iran on Saturday.
Vahid Salemi AP

Jason Rezaian, The Washington Post's bureau chief in Tehran who has been held by the Iranian government for more than four months, was formally charged over the weekend, but the specifics are not yet known, his newspaper reports.

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5:18pm

Sat December 6, 2014
Media

How The 'Rolling Stone' Story Could Hurt Future Victims

Originally published on Sat December 6, 2014 7:23 pm

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12:22pm

Sat December 6, 2014
The Two-Way

LAPD Says It Will Investigate Abuse Claim Against Cosby

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 8:09 am

Judy Huth, left, appears at a news conference with attorney Gloria Allred outside the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Division station on Friday. Huth says she was drugged and raped by comedian Bill Cosby in 1974 when she was 15 years old.
Anthony McCartney AP

Los Angeles police say they will investigate a woman's claims that in the mid-1970s at the age of 15, she was molested by comedian Bill Cosby.

The Associated Press says: "The investigation was opened Friday after Judy Huth, who is suing Cosby for sexual battery, met with detectives for 90 minutes, Officer Jane Kim said."

Further, the AP says: "Huth's civil suit claims Cosby forced her to perform a sex act on him in a bedroom of the Playboy Mansion around 1974 when she was underage."

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5:12pm

Fri December 5, 2014
Media

Defining Narrative Questioned In 'Rolling Stone' UVA Rape Story

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 6:30 pm

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4:47pm

Fri December 5, 2014
Economy

Labor Secretary: Job Growth Is Good, But Wages Need Help

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 6:30 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez joins me here in the studio to talk about those new jobs numbers. Welcome back to the program.

U.S. LABOR SECREATRY THOMAS PEREZ: Melissa, it's always a pleasure to be with you.

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4:47pm

Fri December 5, 2014
Economy

'Blockbuster' Jobs Report Shows 321,000 Added To Payrolls

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 6:30 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

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3:38pm

Fri December 5, 2014
Business

2014: The Year When The Job Market Finally Turned The Corner

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 4:23 pm

A construction worker clears wood from a platform that spans the Penn Station railroad tracks in New York City on Nov. 18. Construction jobs rose by 20,000 according to the November jobs report.
Mark Lennihan AP

As 2014 winds down, you might want to save that calendar hanging next to the fridge.

Maybe even frame it.

After so many years of misery for the middle class, 2014 is now looking like the one that finally brought relief. The November jobs report, released Friday by the Labor Department, had blowout numbers showing a surge in job creation, an upturn in work hours and a meaningful boost in wages.

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8:39am

Fri December 5, 2014
The Two-Way

Economy Adds 321,000 Jobs In November, Unemployment Holds Steady

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 10:14 am

The number of jobs added each month, dating back to 2004.
BLS

The November jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the U.S. job market continues to improve at a steady pace.

Here are the two big numbers from Friday's report:

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5:13am

Fri December 5, 2014
Economy

November Jobs Report Shows Steady Growth

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 1:07 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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