Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 4, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 4, 2011

Facebook app developers may get access to personal phone numbers

Marketplace Tech Report host John Moe talks about Facebook's new policy that allows its app developers to obtain phone and address information if users choose to opt in.
Posted In: Internet

Why buy a solar panel when you can lease it?

Home solar panels are quickly getting cheaper in the U.S. thanks to companies that lease them to homeowners, instead of selling them.

Obama urged to open U.S. oil reserve

With oil prices at just about $103 a barrel, some members of Congress are asking President Obama to open the nation's strategic oil reserve in an effort to bring down the cost of gasoline.
Posted In: Oil

Chris Low: February job numbers show some progress

The chief economist at FTN Financial examines today's job report from the U.S. Labor Department. When unemployment is down, cuts to government jobs at the state and local level could hurt the economy's long-term recovery.
Posted In: Jobs

Unemployment falls below 9%, government cuts 30,000 jobs

U.S. Labor Department has released its job report for February, and for the first time in two years unemployment is below 9 percent. But analysts are worried jobs aren't being created fast enough.
Posted In: Jobs

As Greece tries to cut back, workers say: 'we won't pay'

We've seen a lot of loud, violent protests in Greece over mounting debt and budget cuts. Now, thousands of Greeks have decided on a quieter type of protest.

U.S. payrolls rise 192,000, jobless rate 8.9%

U.S. employers added 192,000 workers and the unemployment rate declined to 8.9 percent in February -- the lowest level since April 2009. Jill Schlesinger from CBS/MoneyWatch explains.
Posted In: Jobs

Job growth still won't be big enough for a while

Although today's jobs report should reveal more jobs added than we've seen in a long time, don't expect unemployment to reach pre-recession levels soon.
Posted In: Jobs

Obama makes deal to let Mexican trucks on U.S. highways

President Barack Obama and Mexico's President Felipe Calderon announced that they have agreed to allow Mexican trucks on American highways. The deal needs congressional approval. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains.
Posted In: Transportation

NBA drives the paint in Europe

The National Basketball Association wants to create a new team in Europe. This weekend's games will show off the league's global reach.
Posted In: Sports

Bank of America cuts interest rates for credit card users

It's a result of the CARD act passed in 2009.
Posted In: Credit Cards

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God Put a Smile on Your Face
Mark Ronson feat. The Daptone Horns
Float On
Modest Mouse
Chinatown
Luna
Godless
The Dandy Warhols
The Boogie Monster
Gnarls Barkley