Marketplace AM for October 5, 2007

Episode Description 

Unemployment spike's not so bad

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

Does it come in beige?

When prospects in the housing market are dull, so is the furniture. Jessica Jones explains why neutral-colored couches are popular right now.

On the road again . . . and again

With profits waning across the board for album sales, musicians -- particularly the older ones -- know that the money is on the road. Doug Krizner talks to Variety managing editor Stuart Levine about the decades-old artists still touring.
Posted In: Entertainment

New report monitors our privacy

The Electronic Privacy Information Center is releasing its progress report on the level of privacy in countries around the world. Jeremy Hobson looks into lingering concerns about who's watching over shoulders in the U.S.
Posted In: Crime

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

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

China steps into Darfur conflict

China's contributions to some of Africa's least-democratic regimes has met criticism from the international peace community. Terry Fitzpatrick reports why the country's spending has hurt its reputation.
Posted In: Investing

Should have just bought the CD

A woman was fined $220,000 yesterday in the first trial against illegal online music sharing. Lisa Napoli looks into whether the verdict will have an effect on future piracy.
Posted In: Crime, Entertainment