Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday May 9, 2014

China is in conflict with several nations over its claim to a vast part of the South China Sea. The battle with Vietnam is over both territory and potential oil under the sea, started by China moving an oil drilling rig near the contested Paracel Islands. Plus, it's graduation time! But the Class of 2014 isn't celebrating the job market. Young college grads face a 8.5 percent unemployment rate (it was 5.5 percent before the recession), and high school grads face high underemployment. Despite the economic recovery, it'll still take new grads awhile to find good jobs in a promising career.

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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.