Editors note
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On January 30, Marketplace aired an outside, first-person commentary, titled "Returning Veteran has Few Marketable Skills." Listeners questioned the veracity of the piece, and when we looked more closely into the matter we found it had likely been fabricated.

Our responsibility to listeners, members, partners and ourselves, is to provide accurate, trustworthy information, in context, without conflict of interest. We didn't meet that obligation in this instance, and for that we apologize. We've retracted the commentary completely, and we're using this experience to learn how we can do our jobs better.

Thank you for your engagement with Marketplace, and for holding us accountable to the highest journalistic standards.