Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 1, 2013

This morning, the Labor Department is set to deliver its all important monthly jobs report. Economists expect roughly 155,000 jobs were created in the U.S. in January, and that the unemployment rate will stay at 7.8 percent. Later on today, at the White House, energy pioneer John Goodenough, a physicist, will receive the National Medal of Science. Goodenough helped develop the lithium ion battery that is used in cars, phones, and Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner. He discusses why the Dreamliner batteries have had so many problems. And, the Dow is off to its strongest start since 1994, up six percent in January. Some economists think this is because individual investors have returned to the market.

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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.