Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 6, 2012

The Labor Department reports the U.S. economy added 120,000 jobs in March, a disappointing number compared to economists' expectations. Manufacturing, though, continues to play a major role in the U.S.'s economic recovery. Apple users got a wake-up call after 600,000 Macs were reportedly infected with a virus. AT&T workers could strike this weekend if negotiations fail. Youth unemployment in Europe is at dangerous levels. And a financial trader known as the "London Whale" is making a splash on Wall Street for making massive bets on complicated financial markets.  

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The retail side of golf was sliced nearly in half by the recession. But the struggling specialty stores -- at least the big ones -- are beginning to make a comeback.
People attend a session on 'speed networking' at a job fair held at the Jewish Community Center (JCC), on March 21, 2012 in New York City.
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The Labor Department reports the economy added 120,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate dropped to 8.2 percent. It was a disappointment compared to expectations. Here, a job seeker fills out a job application in San Francisco, Calif.
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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.