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Joel Patterson joined the Marketplace Index team in November 2011.

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Soaring rhetoric: 2012 commencement addresses

With graduation in the air, here's a sampling of inspiring commencement speeches of 2012 featured in today's show.
Posted In: graduation, college grads, commencement speech, speech, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

ReMarket Podcast: Finding new angles

From presidential posters to owls, we look back at some of the unique ways the Marketplace staff addressed the news this past week.
Posted In: remarket podcast

Opportunity index hits record high

Regardless of positive spin, the housing picture in the U.S. is less than rosy.
Posted In: real estate, homeownership, index

Kellogg buys Pringles for $2.7 billion

The breakfast cereal king takes a shot at owning the between-meal-eating category as well.
Posted In: pringles, Kellogg's

$5-per-gallon gas?

It's only February and gas prices are already on the rise. At the current trajectory, summer could bring record highs at the pump.
Posted In: gas prices

Getting vets working again

With employment at 13 percent for U.S. veterans, big companies are starting initiatives to get them back to work in civilian life.
Posted In: veterans, military, Jobs, Unemployment

Consumer sentiment slips

Macroeconomic signs point to a brighter future, but average Americans are still struggling with the basics.
Posted In: consumer sentiment, gas prices, wages

Low job ‘churn’ hurting economic recovery

Risk-averse Americans are less and less willing to quit their jobs in pursuit of a better fit.
Posted In: Jobs, employment, churn

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