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Uncle Sam really wants to hire you

Oct 5, 2007
It may seem like job cuts are everywhere, but there's one employer whose staff is healthy and growing. Steve Henn delves into the pros and cons of working for the government.
Posted In: Jobs

To: Audience; Subject: No e-mail Fridays

Oct 5, 2007
Today was the first of Intel's Zero E-Mail Fridays, when workers are supposed to take time to actually talk to each other -- face-to-face. Other companies have similar policies. The Marketplace Players think it might take some workers a while to adapt.
Posted In: Jobs

So, economists, about the job numbers...

Oct 5, 2007
What's it mean for the economy that 110,000 jobs were created last month and unemployment ticked up to 4.7%? Steve Tripoli asked economists for some clarity in the Labor Department figures. But, well, they're economists.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Follow the rebounding CLO

Oct 5, 2007
There are some signs the credit squeeze might be starting to turn around. Deutsche Bank says the market for a type of security known as CLOs appears to be on the rebound. What's a CLO and why should you care? Amy Scott explains.
Posted In: Housing, Investing, Wall Street

Will work for beer

Oct 5, 2007
Beer's not only a party drink, it's a commodity, too. Kate Golden discovered as much when a guest left a case of Bud Light behind at a party she threw.
Posted In: Economy, Entrepreneurship

Week on Wall Street

Oct 5, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Unemployment spike's not so bad

Oct 5, 2007
The Labor Department reported that the unemployment rate ticked up last month to 4.7 percent, the highest rate in more than a year. But Amy Scott reports why economists still think this report is pretty good.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

There's a reason it's a product 'party'

Oct 5, 2007
The words "product party" usually conjure up images of old ladies selling Tupperware. But Alex Goldmark discovered there were some out there that managed to be fun -- and profitable.
Posted In: Retail

Magazines rack up a new problem

Oct 4, 2007
Magazine publishers are having the same problems as newspapers as readers and advertisers desert them for the Internet. Now some big names like Vogue and Time might not even make it to newstands next week. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Retail

Bad for Wall Street, bad for New York

Oct 4, 2007
Wall Street's layoff count is up to 130,000, which is four times higher than last year. And Amy Scott reports that the ax is likely to fall even further beyond banking jobs.
Posted In: Jobs, Wall Street

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