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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 2, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 2, 2010

U.K. rail strike averted . . . for now

The High Court in London stopped rail workers from undergoing a four-day strike that would have severely disrupted commuters and those embarking on Easter vacation. But union leaders say it's only round one. Stephen Beard reports.

'China rules' still challenge businesses

A report out today says the biggest problem businesses are facing in China deal with its growing government regulation and protectionism. But overall, the country is still seen as a priority for global investment. Scott Tong reports.

Are the jobs numbers positive enough?

Employers added 162,000 workers to payrolls in March, an estimate that falls short of experts' expectations. What caused these numbers to climb? Bob Moon gets a deeper look from analyst Hugh Johnson.

New jobs report just about meaningless

Today's jobs numbers have been touted as a hopeful beacon in what's become a dreary downward pattern. But Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich explains to Bob Moon why the figures only reflect a temporary situation in the jobs market.

Time's almost up for jobless benefits

Rodolfo Franco found an ominous message when he opened his unemployment check this week: Benefit year ending April 12. Thousands of other people across the country are also facing the unavoidable limits of their benefits. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Marketplace Minute with Bill Radke 4/2

This week: East Coast drilling, gas mileage, Toyota sales, and relentless iPad yearning.

Arenas struggling to fill seats

The Arena Football League starts today, and that's good news for an industry that has been in loads of financial turmoil. Poor management and bad timing are also partially to blame. Steve Milne reports.
Posted In: Sports

Teen break-ups: No money, no dating

Young people face an increasing amount of economic pressure when it comes to dating, and for many, no income means no relationship. Summer Sewell from Youth Radio reports.
Posted In: Health