Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 7, 2012
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There are about three weeks remaining until the fiscal cliff deadline and so far there is no deal in Washington. Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) joins us to discuss the ongoing negotiations. The official monthly jobs report is out today and economists are expecting nearly 100,000 fewer jobs were created in November than in October. And fans frustrated by the NHL lockout are finding other ways to spend on entertainment.
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Michigan advances 'right-to-work' laws. Another earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Companies may be able to squeeze more productivity out of their workers by opening up shared office spaces. And, how do you say Google in Swedish?
Posted In: Michigan, right to work, union, labor
Michigan is likely to join 23 other states with 'right-to-work' laws. Republicans passed legislation yesterday through the state's House and Senate amid strong opposition from unions.
Posted In: Unemployment, jobs report
Alan Krueger, chairman of President Obama's Council Of Economic Advisers, shares his thoughts on what the latest jobs report says about the state of the U.S. economic recovery.
Posted In: Japan, earthquake, tsunami
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan. While there are no reports of significant damage, how are the Japanese responding a year and a half after the country's previous tsunami disaster?
Posted In: fiscal cliff
Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) calls for the extension of middle class tax cuts, compromise, and Republican budget specifics to avoid the fiscal cliff.