Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 7, 2014

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Hear from two job seekers about their struggles finding work after their unemployment benefits ran out. Plus, Slingbox goes to Mexico, and is selling for a lot more than it costs in the US. The Conservative Political Action Conference kicks off, but does a good appearance at CPAC yield lots of money down the line? Also, how companies that make year-end, lump-sum contributions to retirement plans save money, but can shave tens of thousands from employees’ retirement accounts.  

Some employers shift 401(k) matches

Employees could lose money if their company contributes only once a year
Posted In: Retirement, 401(k)

PODCAST: February jobs report

A look at supermarket mergers. And some employers are shifting how they contribute to 401(k) plans.
Posted In: Unemployment, grocery stores, retirement plans

Job growth strengthens, jobless rate ticks up to 6.7%

The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in February.
Posted In: Jobs, unemployed, Labor Department

Supermarkets are super tiny compared to Wal-Mart

In the grocery business, supermarkets are the underdog
Posted In: grocery, supermarket, Wal-Mart, shopping

Fundraising, with subtlety, at CPAC

Delivering a memorable speech at CPAC can yield more for campaigns down the line.
Posted In: Republicans, GOP, politics

The increasing difficulty of being out of work

Job seekers try to find work after unemployment benefits run out.
Posted In: unemployment benefits, Unemployment

Why foreign consumers shop in U.S.

Competition and other factors can lower the price of consumer goods in this country.
Posted In: Mexico, globalization

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Nine Years
Ticklah
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Kruder & Dorfmeister
Housewife (Instrumental Version)
Dr. Dre