Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 4, 2011

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The nation's economy created 80,000 jobs in October, according to the latest Labor Department report out just minutes ago. The unemployment rate improved, dropping one-tenth of a percent to 9 percent. Starbucks stock is up more than 5 percent this morning after the company announced its profits were up 29 percent last quarter. Starbucks is benefiting from sales overseas. Former New Jersey Governor, and former Goldman Sachs head Jon Corzine is now also former CEO of MF Global. The company -- which went bankrupt this week because of exposure to European debt -- announced Corzine's resignation this morning.

Bank Transfer Day set for tomorrow

The Occupy movement will continue plans for Bank Transfer Day even after big banks decided to back down on debit card fees.
Posted In: Banks

Gene Sperling: What we still need for employment to improve

Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council, explains what still needs to be done to help create even more jobs.
Posted In: Jobs

October numbers reduce likelihood of double-dip recession

We speak to Gus Faucher of Moody's Analytics about this month's jobs numbers, and how young and old workers could still suffer down the line.
Posted In: Jobs

Private sector jobs slowly climbing

The job market in the U.S. is showing small signs of improvement, with unemployment down to 9 percent in October.
Posted In: Jobs

Starbucks profits up 29% last quarter

Starbucks profits were up last quarter, but it has plans to increase profits even more through the sale of K-Cups.
Posted In: Food

Berlusconi's album release delayed

The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has recorded an album, but the release date is delayed due to the ongoing economic crisis in Europe.
Posted In: Entertainment

Eyes on the IMF for aid in European debt crisis

As the G20 summit comes to a close, it is now increasingly possible that Greece might leave the eurozone. Some are looking to the IMF to prevent further damage to the region's economy.

Attention Walmart shoppers!

It's just the beginning of November, but Walmart and other retailers are already trying to get a head start on holiday season shopping with a big sale three weeks before Black Friday.
Posted In: Retail

Banks could be risking billions on insurance on European debt

The banks are saying don't worry, but the practices echo those that caused a lot of trouble three years ago.
Posted In: Banks

Who are the top 1%?

The "top 1 percent" is a term being used a lot these days, but who exactly is that demographic?
Posted In: Economy

Mid-day Extra: What Live Nation's earnings mean for music

Live Nation reported quarterly earnings much better than the same point last year. What changed?
Posted In: Music, concerts

Jobs report expected to show slow and steady growth

The October jobs report is expected to show the U.S. economy added jobs, but not enough to dent high unemployment.
Posted In: Jobs

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I Care Because You Do (US Release)
Aphex Twin
Tha G-Code (Explicit Version)
Juvenile
Get Up
Amel Larrieux