Marketplace Index for Friday, December 2, 2011

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the U.S. created 120,000 new jobs in the month of November, while the national unemployment rate fell to a surprising 8.6 percent. It's the lowest the rate has been in two and a half years. Still, it's not all good news. Borrowing from Dickens, the overall economic picture in the U.S. tells a tale of two economies -- one that's very profitable for corporations and another that's devastating for American workers.

Minnesota in the black -- for now

An unexpected budget surplus sees Minnesota in the black...at least for now.
Posted In: Minnesota, state budgets

A tale of two economies

The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the U.S. created 120,000 new jobs in the month of November, while the national unemployment rate fell to a surprising 8.6 percent.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment