Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 6, 2012

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The June employment report from the Labor Department comes out today. But while today's numbers offer us a snapshot they won't give us the long-term trends -- one of which is shaped like a "U." Following last week's big Supreme Court ruling on health care, states like Florida, Louisiana and South Carolina have said they won't expand Medicaid programs. And Cyndi Lauper explains how she hopes to end LGBT youth homelessness.

One solution to the nation's unemployment problem

So as this unemployment report continues to show stagnant growth, many politicians, experts, armchair economists are chiming in on the best way to solve the unemployment problem in the U.S. One idea being floated is inspired by Germany: working fewer hours.
Posted In: Jobs, Labor Department, Unemployment, mid-day extra

PODCAST: A Labor Department report, a Nintendo symphony

The June employment report from the Labor Department comes out today. But while today's numbers offer us a snapshot they won't give us the long-term trends -- one of which is shaped like a "U." Following last week's big Supreme Court ruling on health care, states like Florida, Louisiana and South Carolina have said they won't expand Medicaid programs. And Cyndi Lauper explains how she hopes to end LGBT youth homelessness.

Obama adviser Alan Krueger talks June jobs numbers

The economy added 80,000 non-farm jobs in June and the unemployment rate remained at 8.2 percent. Alan Krueger, chairman of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, puts the latest numbers in perspective.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, jobs report

June unemployment sticks at 8.2%; 80,000 jobs added

The U.S. Labor Department has released its monthly jobs report. Employers added just 80,000 jobs last month, while unemployment stayed stagnant at 8.2 percent.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

Markets down on jobs report, uncertainty

U.S. markets are down slightly this morning on the latest jobs data from the Labor Department which said that just 80,000 jobs were added in the U.S. last month and unemployment remained at 8.2 percent.
Posted In: jobs report, Federal Reserve, Monetary and fiscal policy

British Parliament investigating London's financial center

The British Parliament has started investigating the ethics of London's financial center. This follows that big scandal involving the British bank Barclays, which was fined a half billion dollars for rigging a key interest rate called LIBOR.
Posted In: banking, London, Barclays

Why companies practice 'stack rating'

The other day on its website Vanity Fair previewed an article about life at Microsoft. And it details a particular human resource practice that drove employees up the wall: something called "stack rating." What exactly is it?
Posted In: human resources, hiring, Microsoft, Jobs

June jobs report may be lackluster

Many economists are expecting fewer than 100,000 new jobs created, and unemployment to hold at 8.2% for the month of June.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, Labor Department

The shape of the jobs economy

Economists call it "U-shaped" as jobs in the middle grow fewer.
Posted In: Jobs

Cyndi Lauper on advocating for LGBT youth

The singer-songwriter discusses her motivations behind trying to help LGBT homeless youth with her True Colors Fund.
Posted In: LGBT, gay, transgender, Cyndi Lauper, homeless, Charity

Hospital lobbyists gear up after health care ruling

They stand to gain big if states expand Medicaid. But it's going to be a battle, and states like Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina have already said they don't want to expand the program.
Posted In: health care reform law, medicaid

China works on importing North Korean workers

Despite being the biggest country in the world, China is having something of a labor shortage. So it's importing tens of thousands of North Koreans to work in low-wage jobs in factories.
Posted In: China, North Korea

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