Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela, the man who lead South Africa to end apartheid and served as an inspiration to many around the world, died yesterday at 95. His death is a reminder of how economics can be a tool of oppression as well as a tool of liberation. The government's official jobs numbers are out this morning. With unemployment in the U.S. still over 7 percent but new jobs being created at a slow but steady clip now, there are lots of people applying for virtually every position advertised. Most of these applicants are screened by a computerized "applicant tracking system." But some applicants are being left out and companies are trying to put the human touch back into the screening process. 

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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.