Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 4, 2013
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its December jobs report today, and economists are modestly optimistic. The world's biggest Consumer Electronics Show kicks off this weekend in Las Vegas, and it'll be the first one in 15-years where Microsoft has no presence whatsoever. And the Vatican goes cash-only.
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What does the president's top economist on the labor market have to say about today's jobs report? What's next for Google after an antitrust victory. Colorado and Washington, get ready to unleash the pot business. And the great Bicholim war of 1640 -- turns out it never happened.
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Alan Krueger, chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, weighs in on the government's December jobs report
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that unemployment has stayed steady at 7.8 percent, and the economy added 155,000 jobs last month.
Posted In: employment, Jobs, jobs report
Private payroll data points to an encouraging trend in service-related jobs that are key to economic growth.