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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 5, 2013

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Season 6 of the hit drama series 'Mad Men' starts on AMC this Sunday. As fans flock to TV screens to catch up with Don, Peggy and Pete, businesses are trying to catch up with those fans. Officials in China announced today that a sixth person has died from a new strain of bird flu. 14 people near Shanghai have been infected, and today authorities there decided to close all of the city's poultry markets. And how is Brazil working to attract foreign skilled workers?

'Mad Men' returns and small businesses capitalize

Season 6 of AMC's "Mad Men" premieres this Sunday. Fans are no doubt eager to catch up with the exploits of Don, Peggy and Pete -- and businesses are eager to catch up with those fans.
Posted In: AMC, television, Mad Men, Small Business

PODCAST: Jobs, jobs, jobs, and more jobs?

The unemployment rate fell in March, but is that a good thing? For many, long-term unemployment gets longer. And Larry Summers tells us what's ahead for the economy.

President Obama looks to reduce Social Security cost of living increases with 'chained CPI'

President Obama's new budget proposal -- which will be formally unveiled next week -- includes a move to slow payments to Social Security.
Posted In: Obama, federal budget, Social Security

Unemployment falls to 7.6%, 88,000 jobs added

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the economy added 88,000 jobs last month, below analyst expectations. The unemployment rate fell to 7.6 percent.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Larry Summers: Economic downturn will leave 'permanent scar'

Larry Summers discusses the state of the economic recovery, why the stock market is booming, and what's ahead in the coming months.
Posted In: Larry Summers, Economy, Unemployment

Brazil looks to attract foreign engineers, doctors to boost economy

Stephen Keppel, economic editor at Univision News, joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to explain how Brazil is working to attract foreign skilled workers from around the world.
Posted In: brazil, Immigration, Science

China tackles a new outbreak of bird flu

Officials in China announced today that a sixth person has died from a new strain of bird flu. 14 people near Shanghai have been infected, and today authorities there decided to close all of the city's poultry markets.
Posted In: China, Health, virus

Long-term unemployment gets...longer

Even as the U.S. economy is adding jobs, nearly five million people have been out of work for at least six months, and figures show their wait to return to the workforce is growing.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, unemployment benefits

'Home' gives your phone a Facebook facelift

While some are calling Facebook's big announcement on Thursday 'the fanciest screensaver anyone's ever seen,' Farhad Manjoo at Slate Magazine thinks 'Home' will work for a lot of people, including teens.
Posted In: Facebook, mobile apps, mobile, smartphone