Marketplace Morning Report for Friday May 2, 2014

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Electric Car Maker Tesla
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has decided to run two operations in parallel producing his new battery for a certain period, and then, and only then, choose between them. It's a new approach to the bidding process, and it sounds expensive. Plus, after a good 40-year run, the minibar is finally being phased out of hotels. Why are hotels taking our midnight pleasures away? And what are they replacing them with?

Manufacturing -- grassroots style

An emerging grassroots style of making things that's about craftsmanship, tinkering and innovation.
Posted In: manufacturing
Job Fair Held In Midtown Manhattan

PODCAST: Strong jobs report undercut by shrinking labor force

The April jobs report shows strong growth. Tesla needs a new battery plant. And, the history of marketing of Cinco de Mayo.

Time to mourn the minibar

Today's hotel room is tomorrow's museum exhibit.
Posted In: hotel minibars
An electric Tesla car goes down an assembly line at a Tesla Motors factory in 2013 in the Netherlands.

Elon Musk, Tesla plan 'Gigafactory' site

Tesla CEO needs one new mammoth battery plant, but will prepare for two.. or three.. or four.
Posted In: tesla, Elon Musk
Job Seekers Look For Employment Opportunities At Career Fair

Despite strong jobs report, wages still flat

The April jobs report shows stronger employment growth than economists expected.
Posted In: Jobs, jobs report

The history of the marketing of Cinco de Mayo

The day commemorates an obscure battle between Mexico and France.
Posted In: Cinco de Mayo, marketing, beer

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Real Scared
DJ Premier
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