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US Added Only 96,000 Jobs in August, Unemployment Rate Dips to 8.1 Percent (NY Post)
US employers added 96,000 jobs last month, a weak figure that could slow any momentum President Obama hoped to gain from his speech at the DNC. The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent in July, the Labor Department said Friday. But that was only because more people gave up looking for work.

DeveloperAuction Helps Programmers Sell Themselves to the Highest Bidder (The New York Observer)
The recently-launched platform called DeveloperAuction bills itself as the "first transparent marketplace for recruitment." The site lets qualified engineers submit a profile, then startups bid against each other for the tech talent.

Columbia University Editor Plagiarizes from New York Times Article (Poynter)
An article by Jade Bonacolta in the Columbia Spectator plagiarized a New York Times writer's work, Peter Jacobs reports. Some of the plagiarism is clumsy rewriting of a Robin Pogrebin article; there's one outright lift of a quote.

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