Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 5, 2012

From closed-down steel mills to the sprawling modern Cleveland Clinic, Ohio's economic past, present, and future is a window into the state of our nation. When it comes to all of the different indicators used to measure the country’s economic health, especially during the election year,  the unemployment rate is the Big Man on campus. Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that unemployment has fallen to 7.8 percent -- the lowest in almost four years -- with 114,000 jobs added last month.

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The Telegraph reports a Mongolian barbeque in Brighton banned two very regular customers for life, calling them "pigs" and accusing them of eating the business into the ground.
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When it comes to all of the different indicators used to measure the country’s economic health, especially during the election year,  the unemployment rate is the "big man on campus."
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A lot happened while you slept. Marketplace Morning Report® host David Brancaccio explores the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make smart decisions.