Marketplace Index for Thursday, January 19, 2012

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It's seeming like the employment picture is finally improving in the U.S. After going the wrong way a week ago, the number of people signing up for unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level in more than 3 1/2 years. Fred Dickson from D.A. Davidson says banks are lending again allowing small businesses to get lines of credit and hire staff. And the Daily Pulse is down today on the revelation that if you look at the chasm between the rich and the rest from a different vantage point, it grows exponentially. Literally.

Life in the slow lane

The number of people signing up for unemployment benefits fell to its lowest in more than 3 1/2 years today, but is it falling fast enough?
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

How net wealth widens the gap

When you look at net wealth instead of income, the gap between the 1 percent and the 99 grows exponentially.
Posted In: the wealthy, income inequality, wealth gap

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