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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.

No hockey game? Let's visit a museum

Fans frustrated by the NHL lockout are finding other ways to spend on entertainment.
Posted In: NHL, Sports

PODCAST: Google, Googlare, Googlizni, let's call the whole thing off

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?

Amid protest, Michigan advances 'right-to-work' law

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: Michigan, right to work, union, labor

Obama adviser says jobs news helps color in hopeful picture

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: Unemployment, jobs report

Starbucks volunteers to pay more taxes

The company is one of a number of big U.S. businesses accused of not paying a fair share of tax on their British operations.
Posted In: UK, starbucks, corporate tax, austerity

Unemployment falls to 7.7%, 146,000 jobs added

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that the economy added 146,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment

Do shared work spaces increase the bottom line?

Shared, open workplace designs may increase employee creativity and decrease office space costs.
Posted In: workplace, productivity

Japan earthquake spotlights nation's disaster preparedness

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: Japan, earthquake, tsunami

Senator Debbie Stabenow on fiscal cliff burden and next steps

Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) calls for the extension of middle class tax cuts, compromise, and Republican budget specifics to avoid the fiscal cliff.
Posted In: fiscal cliff

Too soon to panic over jobs numbers

Economists are forecasting nearly 100,000 fewer jobs were created in November than in October.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment