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A "we are hiring" sign is displayed on a table during the San Francisco Hirevent job fair at the Hotel Whitcomb on March 27, 2012 in San Francisco, California. As the national unemployment rate stands at 8.3 percent, job seekers turned out to meet with recruiters at the San Francisco Hirevent job fair where hundreds of jobs were available.
Now it's time for the Friday Flashback, our weekly wrap-up of the week's big news. Joining us from Washington today, David Gura, D.C.-based reporter for Marketplace, and James Rainey, political columnist for the L.A. Times.