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.
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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.
Posted In: jobs report, Barack Obama, 2012 election, Unemployment
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Posted In: comedy, 2012 election
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