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How good does the economy have to be before small businesses start hiring? The Takeaway talks to three small-business owners about how they make their hiring decisions. Not one of the small-business owners thinks that the country is in recovery, and every one insists that the economy should show more consistent strength before hiring can start again.

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"The Takeaway" is a national morning news program, delivering the news and analysis you need to catch up, start your day, and prepare for what's ahead. The show is a co-production of WNYC and PRI, in editorial collaboration with the BBC, The New York Times Radio, and WGBH.

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