Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 3, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 3, 2010

Unemployment rates are "really ugly numbers"

Jeremy Hobson speaks to Chris Low, Chief economist at FTN Financial and Marketplace's Gregory Warner about New York and Washington D.C.'s reaction to the unemployment announcement from the Labor Department.
Posted In: Jobs

Unemployment rate jumps to 9.8 percent

The U.S. unemployment rate jumped to 9.8 percent from 9.6 percent in November, defying analysts' predictions. Gus Faucher explains.
Posted In: Jobs

Job report expected to show strong growth

Jeremy Hobson speaks to John Silvia. He's chief economist at Wells Fargo Bank and he joins Marketplace to talk about today's job report from the Labor Department.
Posted In: Jobs

Verizon advertises 4G service, but doesn't meet real standards

Verizon is going to roll out its new, faster wireless network. It's called 4G. Only thing is, it's not technically 4G according to the United Nations agency that sets the global standards for these things. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains.

Marketplace Globalist Quiz: Global obesity

Steve Chiotakis speaks with Stephan Richter, publisher and editor-in-chief of, in this week's Marketplace Globalist Quiz.
Posted In: Health

A burst in the Chinese housing market would benefit the U.S.

Some home prices in Shanghai and Beijing are on-par with lofts in Manhattan. We've already seen what a U.S. housing bubble does to the global economy. But what about a Chinese bubble? Rob Schmitz explains.
Posted In: Housing

In Europe, all eyes turn to U.S. job report

The Labor Department's November employment report is expected today. It looks at how many U.S. jobs were added or lost and the nation's unemployment rate. And while the U.S. is waiting for the report, Europeans are also keeping a close eye. Christopher Werth explains.
Posted In: Jobs

A small Australian island to test personal cap and trade program

Norfolk was once a penal island for Australia, but now it is home to the first experimental personal cap and trade program. Citizens will be allotted carbon points which they will trade for commodities. Professor Gary Egger explains.
Posted In: Environment

Congress agrees to control television commercial volume

The House passes the Commercial Advertising Loudness Mitigation Act, setting rules on how loud television commercials can be. Is this the one thing lawmakers can all agree on? Gregory Warner explains.

Special interest groups slam proposals to cut the deficit

The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility will vote on a proposal to slash the federal deficit, but lobbyists and special interest groups have been slamming the proposal ever since it was released. David Gura has more.

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