Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, June 1, 2012

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Today, the latest monthly job numbers come out and the Federal Reserve will be watching to determine their next move. Although, we hear a lot of data when it comes to the economy, everyone's story is unique. We visit a job center in Portland, Oregon to take the pulse of people who are just hitting the unemployment lines. Wal-Mart shareholders gather in Bentonville, Arkansas for the company's annual meeting. As hurricane season starts, stronger and more frequent storms have companies pulling out of parts of the Bahamas and Florida.  

White House responds to jobs numbers

The American workforce feels it, but now its official: the economy created a meager number of jobs in May. Alan Krueger, chair of the President's council of economic advisors joined us live for the White House's reaction.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment

PODCAST: 'Money Under 30' and Facebook syndrome

Today, the latest monthly job numbers come out and the Federal Reserve will be watching to determine their next move. Although, we hear a lot of data when it comes to the economy, everyone's story is unique. We visit a job center in Portland, Oregon to take the pulse of people who are just hitting the unemployment lines. Wal-Mart shareholders gather in Bentonville, Arkansas for the company's annual meeting. As hurricane season starts, stronger and more frequent storms have companies pulling out of parts of the Bahamas and Florida.

Former student debtor teaches others to manage money

A new report from the New York Federal Reserve Bank shows that student debt is up nearly 8 percent in just the last year. David Weliver, publisher of financial advice blog, Money Under 30, tells us his story.
Posted In: student loan debt

Measuring five different Californias

A demographic survey says, California, like other states, is actually several different voting and demographic units within one. What are the public policy implications of these divisions?
Posted In: california, income

Shareholders to vote against Wal-Mart's board

A symbolic vote held today will a message that investors are not happy with Wal-Mart's management.
Posted In: Walmart

Investors seek better hurricane risk disclosure

Hurricane season is here, and companies are hedging more against climate risk. Investors also want to know more about this risk.
Posted In: hurricane

Checking in with the newly unemployed

Fresh out of work, a newcomer to the search for work talks about her next steps.
Posted In: Unemployment, jobs report

Jobs data may determine Fed's next step

May's job data, which comes out today, could help determine whether the Federal Reserve pumps more money into the U.S. economy.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, jobs report, Unemployment, quantitative easing

Companies delay IPO due to Facebook, Euro crisis

Yesterday discount travel website Kayak announced it’s putting off going public. In the UK, luxury jeweler Graff Diamonds has made a similar move, and today Formula One announced it’s shelving its IPO.
Posted In: IPO, Facebook, Europe debt crisis

Checking in with the newly unemployed: Part 2

Newly unemployed, a newcomer to the search for work talks about his next steps.
Posted In: Unemployment, jobs report

May's jobs numbers disappoint

The government recorded just 69,000 additional jobs in May. A separate survey of households showed unemployment at 8.2 percent, a slight increase from April.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment

Jobs report shows Spring slow down

The U.S. added 69,000 jobs in May and the unemployment rate in the U.S. climbed to 8.2 percent, from 8.1 percent in April. At the same time, the number of jobs created in March and April has been revised down.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment

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