Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 9, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 9, 2009

December jobless rate hits 15-year high

The Labor Department says businesses cut 524,000 jobs in December, making the month's unemployment rate the highest it's been in more than 15 years. But Janet Babin reports job figures may improve somewhat later this year.
Posted In: Jobs

Hollywood revs up for the new year

The beginning of the year is a big time for Hollywood, as studios gear up for awards. How will the economic fallout affect the studios? Steve Chiotakis goes to the movies with Variety's Michael Speier.
Posted In: Entertainment

Health care can work if people want it

A report out today on health care reviews which options may be economically viable. It found that several proposals could work, but the key is forcing people to get coverage. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Health

More time to switch to digital TV

The Obama transition team wants Congress to push back the February 17 date for broadcasters to switch from analog to digital TV because they need more time to help more consumers prepare. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

U.S. travel requirement bad for tourism

A new security procedure requires those coming to the U.S. to fill out an online form at least three days before departure in order to get clearance. One U.K. expert thinks this could hurt tourism. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Travel

Report: Details on TARP money are slim

A panel overseeing TARP will put out a report today on how well the Treasury Department is handling the economic crisis. The report notes the Treasury has given few details about where the money is going. Janet Babin reports.

House takes up pay discrimination

The House is expected to pass a pair of civil rights bills today designed to give workers more power to sue over alleged pay discrimination. Mitchell Hartman explains why now is an important time for fairness law.
Posted In: Crime, Jobs

Church pews filling up near Wall Street

Many houses of worship have had more visitors since the financial crisis began. Some churches are even using the fallout to pitch their message. Ashley Milne-Tyte visited a couple of churches near the center of the turmoil.
Posted In: Health

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Morning Tide
Walk Away
Dakota Pt.1
Friday I'm in Love
Cure
I Want Candy: The Best of
Another Sunny Day
Belle And Sebastian