Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 3, 2012

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Nevada led the nation in the number of home foreclosures last year, a fact that could help steer the caucus there tomorrow. States have until Monday to decide if they want to join a national settlement with banks over abusive mortgage practices. In the U.K., restaurants and bars have declared war on the straw. And we dig into the January unemployment numbers from the government.

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January jobs numbers often unusual

Today's monthly unemployment report from the government might be a little out of the ordinary, as January usually is for employment.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

Unemployment drops to 8.3% in January

The first jobs report of 2012 shows a bright sign for the U.S. economy, with 243,000 jobs added in the first month of the year.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

Higher stakes for January unemployment report

The unemployment number in the U.S. has dropped from 8.5 percent in December to 8.3 percent in January.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Labor Department reports January job numbers

The unemployment rate dropped in January, and December and November jobs were revised upward.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

Alan Krueger on the January jobs numbers

The Labor Department reported the unemployment rate has fallen to 8.3 percent. The White House Council of Economic Advisers Chair Alan Krueger on what that means for the future of the American workforce.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, white house

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Nevada led the nation in the number of home foreclosures last year, a fact that could help steer the caucus there tomorrow. States have until Monday to decide if they want to join a national settlement with banks over abusive mortgage practices. In the U.K., restaurants and bars have declared war on the straw. And we dig into the January unemployment numbers from the government.
Posted In: Super Bowl, Unemployment, Jobs

Cracking down on Super Bowl counterfeits

Authorities from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently seizied around $5 million worth of counterfeit NFL merchandise.
Posted In: Super Bowl, NFL, counterfeit, streaming

Stuck in Vegas: The Nevada housing market

The housing bust and recession have left many Nevada families with little room to move.
Posted In: Las Vegas, Nevada, Housing

Deadline nears for mortgage settlement

States consider the pros and cons of a mortgage settlement with banks.
Posted In: Housing

Economic impact for Super Bowl host is short-term

Indianapolis will be hosting the Super Bowl this weekend. The attention could bring about $200 million by some estimates, and the city hopes it'll calculate to long-term growth.
Posted In: Super Bowl, Indiana, Indianapolis

U.K. restaurants get stingy with straws

Bars and restaurants in London are no longer handing out straws with their drinks, waiting until customers request them.
Posted In: London, restaurants

Merkel ends China trip with aid to Europe uncertain

German Chancellor Angela Merkel ends her trip to China today. Chinese leaders don't promise Europe any specific help to resolve its debt crisis.
Posted In: China, Europe debt crisis, Angela Merkel

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