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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.

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

Life in the slow lane

Pocatello, Idaho, has a new claim to fame: It may just have the slowest Internet connection in America