Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 2, 2012

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The Labor Department releases its last employment report before the election today. The U.S. has added jobs for 24 consecutive months, but at a slow rate. Superstorm Sandy has many companies rethinking flexible scheduling plans. The New York City Marathon will go off as scheduled Sunday morning as the city still deals with clean up, massive power outages, and limited transit services.  

PODCAST: Hobbits on a plane and a new jobs report

Hey, everybody, happy October Jobs Report Day! We'll see just how happy it is. Also, why Sandy could be a boon to telecommuting, and what happens when you put a hobbit on an airplane.

Jobs report: 'Bumping along the bottom' or 'continued healing'

The economy added 171,000 jobs last month and unemployment rate in October ticked up to 7.9 percent as more people entered the workforce to look for jobs. Obama and Romney economic advisers tell us what they see in the numbers.
Posted In: jobs report, Barack Obama, 2012 election, Unemployment

Nick Kroll's two cents on the 99%, 47%, and the Take 5 candy bar

During this campaign, we’ve been inundated with numbers and percentages from both the media and the candidates alike. 99 percent, 5 trillion, 1 percent ,7 trillion, 47 percent, and it has left Nick Kroll 100 percent confused.
Posted In: comedy, 2012 election

Surviving Sandy in Brigantine, New Jersey

There is no normal in New Jersey this week: Evacuation orders prevent some from returning home and Atlantic City’s bright lights shine, while stop lights are dark.
Posted In: new jersey, Hurricane Sandy, natural disasters

Unemployment ticks up to 7.9%, 171,000 jobs added

The government's October jobs report is out this morning and the Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that the economy added 171,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment

After Sandy, the marathon must go on

The New York City Marathon will go off as scheduled Sunday morning as the city still deals with clean up, massive power outages, and limited transit services.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, New York City

Checking in on the candidates education plans

With the government's latest jobs report due out this morning, talk of jobs and the economy will likely rule the day. But there are a host of other issues at stake in this election, including education.
Posted In: Education, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama

Telecommuting takes center stage

Superstorm Sandy has many companies rethinking flexible scheduling plans.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy

The economy keeps adding jobs -- slowly

The Labor Department releases its last employment report before the election today. The U.S. has added jobs for 24 consecutive months, but at a slow rate.
Posted In: jobs report, adp, Unemployment

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