Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 3, 2013

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For the first time in history, the 17 nations that use the euro are headed for two years of back-to-back recession, according to the European Commission. And what are the kids doing these days? It's an age old question. But when it comes to technology, it's an important one. To get some insight, we went to the source -- high schoolers. We found out what apps they use (...Snapchat), what devices they like (iPhones, iPhones, iPhones), and whether they are concerned at all about privacy (that would be a YES).

PODCAST: Facebook gets a thumbs down, jobs are up

The next generation unfriends Facebook. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting the economy added 165,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent, beating analyst expectations.

Obama's digital director takes his talents to business world

Big data helped the President Obama's campaign team identify potential voters and get them to the polls. Now Teddy Goff, who was digital director of Obama's 2012 campaign, is taking his ideas to the business world.
Posted In: Obama, big data, social media, media

Would raising wages lead to more or fewer jobs?

Economists don't agree on whether higher wages boost the economy, or discourage employers from hiring.
Posted In: Jobs, jobs report, employment, Unemployment, wages

Quitting the Internet cold turkey

Ever tried to quit something cold turkey? What about the Internet? On May 1, 2012, Paul Miller of the tech site The Verge cut himself off from the Internet. No web, no streaming, no email, no texts, or voicemails.
Posted In: Internet, social media

EU faces second year of recession

For the first time in history, the 17 nations that use the euro are headed for two years of back-to-back recession, according to the European Commission.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, recession

Unemployment falls to 7.5%, 165,000 jobs added

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting the economy added 165,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent, beating analyst expectations.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment

The next generation unfriends Facebook

What are the kids doing these days? It's an age old question. But when it comes to technology, it's an important one.
Posted In: high school, social media, Facebook, privacy