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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, September 3, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, September 3, 2010

Jobless rate ticks up in jobs report

The latest jobs report has us down 54,000 jobs while the unemployment rate ticked up to 9.6%. Liz Ann Sonders from Charles Schwab talks with Steve Chiotakis about whether it is surprising that we keep losing jobs and CBS MoneyWatch's Jill Schlesinger tells us why this is the result of a "two decade party."
Posted In: Jobs

VIDEO: Acquisitions galore, BK & more

Watch Marketplace Morning Report Bill Radke sum up the week's news in a 60-second poem. This week: acquisitions, Burger King, Ben Bernanke, oil explosion, double rainbow

Obama eyes tax breaks to create jobs

President Obama is considering trying to create new jobs with some new tax breaks for businesses. Reporter Jeremy Hobson talks with Bill Radke about what the White House wants to do.
Posted In: Jobs, Taxes

A quick charge for Ecoliner electric bus

A new kind of electric bus hits the road in Southern California. It will carry a full load of passengers over 30 miles, stop for 10 minutes, and fully recharge its batteries. The inventor points out the obvious: that's a lot less time than it takes to charge your cell phone. Steve Julian reports.
Posted In: Transportation

Noise -- It could cost you.

Noise may not top your list of problems that need to be solved. But if you live near an airport, work in a big city, you know unwanted sound can be a real problem. Jane Lindholm reports on the issue of noise.
Posted In: Health

Brits drink less due to downturn

A new study shows that the global downturn has curbed Britain's appetite for alcohol. Christopher Werth reports.

Russia extends ban on grain exports

Russia has announced it will continue to ban grain sales to other countries well into next year. Peter van Dyk reports.
Posted In: Agriculture

The secret life of Howard Hughes

Author Douglas Wellman talks with Bill Radke about his new book, "Boxes: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes," which claims billionaire Howard Hughes lost his money and still lived happily for a lot longer than you think.
Posted In: Books

Blood banks fight for high school kids

In Orlando, Fla., a bloody battle for the veins of local high school kids has come to a conclusion. Two rival blood banks were trying to out-bid each other for the right to hold blood drives at 19 local high schools. Judith Smelser reports.

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The Kids Don't Stand A Chance
Vampire Weekend
Milton Road (My Skull With Flowers mix by Kim Hiorthoy)
Mice Parade
Freedom Sounds
The Skatalites