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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 1, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 1, 2011

Jobs picture is brighter in the West

Today's report from the Labor Department could indicate a jobs recovery may be taking hold, especially in California and the western United States.

NASDAQ puts bid in for NYSE

NASDAQ and InterContinental Exchange put in a $11.3 billion offer today to buy the New York Stock Exchange, just weeks after the NYSE agreed to a merger with Germany's Deutsche Borse.
Posted In: Wall Street

Private sector responsible for March job numbers

The Labor Department reports today that the economy added 216,000 jobs in March. And according to economists, all the job gains were in the private sector. Chris Low, economist with FTN Financial, explains.

South Africa joins the BRICs

Brazil, Russia, India and China -- the BRIC countries -- will add a new nation to their developing economy coalition this month.

Major Fed loans went to foreign banks

According to documents released yesterday by the Federal Reserve, the central bank supplied emergency loans to not only the U.S. banking system, but to many of foreign banks as well.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

What to look for with the March jobs report

Later this morning we'll get employment numbers for March from the Labor department. Economists expect the report will say the economy added around 200,000 jobs for the month.
Posted In: Jobs

Cosmo hits newsstands in the Middle East

Women in the Middle East today are getting their first look at the region's version of Cosmopolitan Magazine.
Posted In: Entertainment

Good news expected from March jobs report

Tig Gilliam, CEO of temporary employment firm Adecco Group North America, looks ahead to March's big employment report.
Posted In: Jobs

New rules for mortgage loan originators

From now on, loan originators have to present borrowers with options that include the loan with the lowest interest rate and the lowest fees.
Posted In: Housing

GOP to examine AARP's insurance sales

House Republicans will be examining AARP's interest in the health care law. It's possible that the reform will mean $1 billion in extra sales for AARP in the next 10 years.
Posted In: Health

The next steps for Amazon's cloud

Amazon was the first to break into the cloud market for music. Now it's trying to make nice with record companies.

France's new measure of well-being: Boredom

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has called for a new government survey measuring public levels of "ennui," or boredom.
Posted In: Entertainment

Economy adds 216,000 jobs in March

Reports from the Labor Department this morning show the U.S. created 216,000 jobs last month, sending the unemployment rate down to 8.8 percent. Jill Schlesinger, editor-at-large at CBS MoneyWatch, explains.
Posted In: Jobs

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It's Good To Be King
Tom Petty
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
Radiohead
Happy Up Here
Röyksopp
The Dreaming Mind (Part 1)
Quantic And His Combo Barbaro
Let Them Knock
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings