Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 7, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 7, 2009
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What's good about the jobless numbers

Employers cut far fewer jobs than expected last month and the July unemployment rate came down from 9.5% to 9.4%. Reporter Jeremy Hobson talks with Bill Radke about how good this news really is, and how the rate dropped if so many people got laid off last month.
Posted In: Jobs
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A V-shaped recovery for Germany?

Exports in Germany jumped 7% in June, and industrial orders continued to rise. Christopher Werth reports on whether the country is headed toward a V-shaped recovery.
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Used car dealers aren't clunker crazy

Cash for Clunkers is being refueled with $2 billion. Dealerships are anxious for the program to go forward. Car sales are up because of the plan. But Stacey Vanek-Smith reports not every car lot is clunker crazy.
Posted In: Auto
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Why AIG's 2nd-quarter earnings are up

Financial giant AIG is reporting its first profit since 2007. The troubled insurer says it made $1.8 billion in the second quarter. Mitchell Hartman reports on the company's crawl out of its bailout hole.
Posted In: Economy
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Etiquette advice for the unemployed

Being unemployed can raise a lot of financial and emotional problems, as well as questions of etiquette. Adriene Hill reports.
Posted In: Jobs
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U.S.-China trade spat brewing on tires

A trade spat between the U.S. and China is on the agenda in Washington. A U.S. trade representative is holding a hearing on tires and whether China exports too many to the U.S. Scott Tong reports.
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Program keeps historic homes alive

Imagine living in a house rent or mortgage free. The catch: renovate it at your own expense. Cathy Duchamp reports on Maryland's historic home curator program.
Posted In: Housing

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Undone -- The Sweater Song
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Heretics
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Missed The Boat (Album Version) [Clean]
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