Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 8, 2013

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A deal seems to be coalescing in which Iran would back off its nuclear program in exchange for the easing of economic sanctions. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his French counterpart are due in Geneva today to work out details. Israel had been pushing for tougher sanctions and the emerging news  has angered Israel. Twitter's stock went up 72.7 percent on its first day of trading yesterday, and other social media companies would like that kind of infusion of capital. Pinterest comes to mind. Pinterest is backed hundreds of millions in venture capital and the company says it doesn't plan to go public, however, they must have watching Twitter in the last 24 hours. And, a top U.S. Treasury official is expected to step down today amid reports she's next in line for a spot on the Federal Reserve Board. The Fed's Board is facing  three vacancies, setting up another round of lobbying in behalf of their favorites by Wall Street. 

Think your AT&T bill is big? Try picking up the CIA's spying tab

The CIA is said to pay AT&T more than $10 million a year for access to phone records.
Posted In: cia, nsa, NSA leaks, surveillance, AT&T

PODCAST: October jobs numbers

The government just reported the labor market in October was much stronger than expected, but how reliable is the data for a month when the government was shut down for half of it? And, imagine finding a job after being unemployed for months, only to have to look for a second to pay off your newly acquired debts.

Employed again, but still looking for work

We talk to a Nevada woman who needs a second job to pay for a stretch of unemployment.
Posted In: Unemployment, Nevada

What will be China's economic fate for the next decade?

Chinese leaders are meeting this weekend to hammer out economic policy for the next 10 years.
Posted In: China, China growth, China's Economy

204,000 jobs added in October; unemployment rate rises to 7.3 percent

The government just reported the labor market in October was much stronger than expected, but how reliable is the data for a month when the government was shut down for half of it?
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

Stacking the Federal Reserve

What’s a stake in the battle between Washington and Wall Street?
Posted In: Fed governors, Federal Reserve

Women love Pinterest. Are there too few men on the site?

Pinterest, digital home of scrap-bookers, window-shoppers, curators and hobbyists, is on many tech-watchers list of potential IPOs. But do investors think it’s too focused on female users?
Posted In: IPOs, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook

Kerry makes unplanned trip to Geneva for Iran negotiations

On his way back from Israel, Secretary of State John Kerry is stopping in Geneva for negotiations with Iran. At issue are Iran's nuclear program and economic sanctions.
Posted In: Iran, Iran sanctions

Do your parents' parents use Netflix? This week's Silicon Tally

68 miles above the Earth, 300 stores, $300, 100 million people: Can you guess what these numbers mean?
Posted In: silicon tally

Advertisters scared as internet giants look to cut cookies out of their diets

The online trackers used by advertising companies may be a thing of the past.
Posted In: cookies, online advertising

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