Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 07, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 07, 2008

A smooth transition in the Treasury

When the incoming and outgoing presidents are from different parties, it's customary to keep newcomers at arms length until Inauguration Day. But John Dimsdale reports this transition has a great deal of cooperation.

Laid-off workers feel seasonal chill

Many laid-off workers are feeling the sting extra hard this month as the holiday season approaches. Host Steve Chiotakis gets reactions from engineer Tanja Beshear, who is working her last day today.
Posted In: Jobs

BP focuses on U.S. wind energy

BP has dropped its plans to build an onshore wind farm in the U.K. and will now spend billions of dollars on wind energy in the U.S. Stephen Beard reports why the company is drawn to westward initiatives.
Posted In: Oil

Sarkozy takes on wide European stage

Since France took over the revolving presidency of the E.U. last summer, French President Nicholas Sarkozy has had more time in the spotlight. John Laurenson looks into whether he's gotten in a little over his head.

October job losses worse than expected

The Labor Department released employment figures for October, and they're bad -- the unemployment rate is at its highest level in 14 years. Steve Chiotakis pores over the numbers with Jeremy Hobson.
Posted In: Jobs

How Obama should address the nation

President-elect Barack Obama holds his first post-election news conference today. Bill Radke talks to Steve Henn, who says his first priority has to be to reassure the nation and the world on the economy.

Campaign workers seek new trails

With the election over, what are the former presidential candidates' campaign staff to do now? Karen Kasler looks into the jobs available for these workers and where competition for some positions might be tough.
Posted In: Jobs

HUD selling homes for $1

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has a deal to buy a house for $1. The catch: the homes can only be sold to local governments for neighborhood rehabilitation. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Housing

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