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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 4, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 4, 2008

March's job report: Not great

The latest report from the Labor Department marks the loss of 80,000 jobs, the biggest drop in five years. Alisa Roth reports what sectors were hit the hardest and when analysts are predicting things might get better.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Iraq war films struggle at box office

Even though several high-profile Iraq war films have failed at the box office, there are several more in the pipeline. Doug Krizner talks to Variety's Mike Speier about why these films fail commercially even with critical acclaim.
Posted In: Entertainment

Latin America fights financial colds

The Latin American bank IDB is holding its annual meeting today in Miami. Dan Grech reports Latin America may not be as healthy as it seems, but prudent fiscal policy can help it weather a U.S. downturn.
Posted In: Economy

MySpace: A place to take on iTunes

MySpace is preparing to launch a new music Web site which it hopes will beat iTunes competition. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks into what advantages the new MySpace site might have and where their edge might be dull.
Posted In: Entertainment

McCain lags in campaign fundraising

Republican presidential hopeful Senator John McCain hasn't exhibited the money-making power of his Democratic contemporaries, with one-sixth the earning power. But Jeremy Hobson reports he still has a potential ace in the hole.

Longtime renter, first-time buyer

For the latest in our Housing Madness series, we wanted to talk to someone taking advantage of the down market and buying property. Ashley Milne-Tyte found a first-time buyer in New York City -- where you'd least expect it.
Posted In: Housing, New York

Virgin could lose its beauty

Virgin Atlantic might soon do away with its specialty in-flight massage and beauty staff. Scott Jagow talks to reporter Angela Jameson about why the carrier budgets for 280 beauty therapists with a fleet of only 38 planes.
Posted In: Jobs, Travel

Great time to be a bankruptcy lawyer

The American Bankruptcy Institute holds its annual meeting today, and sure as the economy is struggling, the bankruptcy industry is having a great year. Jeff Tyler reports those bigger profits are bittersweet.

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She's A Beauty
The Tubes
If He Can't Have You (Album Version)
Whiskeytown
Rotten Apples, The Smashing Pumpkins Greatest Hits
The Smashing Pumpkins