Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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Workers in Volkswagen's factory in Tennessee are expected to hear this week about a bid to give them a greater voice with management. And a look at how your social media presence could affect your credit rating.    

PODCAST: A job right out of college? Fancy that!

Auto sales come out today. Drugstores are offering flu shots earlier this year. And colleges that partner with private companies for training and guaranteed jobs for students.

In India, resource scarcity drives healthcare innovation

Some low-tech innovations are making a big difference.
Posted In: India, healthcare, innovation, infant mortality

The Fed releases a new status report today

The report will show the status of all its districts.
Posted In: Economy, business, Federal Reserve

Frugal consumers translate to high profits for Dollar General

The discount retail chain reported better than expected profits today and its stock is up almost five percent at the moment.
Posted In: dollar general, discount store, consumer spending, Economy, Walmart

How online advertisers could use your data against you

Ethical and moral questions arise when personal data is mined for advertisers
Posted In: online ads, advertising, personal data, ethics

UAW and Volkswagen in talks to unionize U.S. car plant

'Worker's councils' will be like labor unions-lite.
Posted In: bbc, Volkswagen, unions, autoworkers

Do your Facebook friends affect your credit score?

They say be careful what you post on social media What you do on Facebook could affect your credit score.
Posted In: Facebook, social media, credit agencies, credit score

A job lined up right after college. Fancy that.

Many college freshmen embark on their first years of higher education this week. Wouldn't it be nice if at the end of their journey a job was waiting for them? In Alabama, the two year-college system is collaborating with private companies to train students and help them land a job after graduation.
Posted In: college, higher education, college tuition, Jobs, employment

Drugstore chains push for earlier flu shots

The week after Labor Day may seem early to be thinking about getting a flu shot, but the shots have been available for a few weeks and drugstore chains like Walgreens and CVS are already offering incentives.
Posted In: pharmacy, flu, flu shots, drugstore

Empty Labor Day car lots mean stronger economy

Car makers should get a nice bump from the long holiday weekend, and all those Labor Day sales you saw advertised.
Posted In: cars, auto sales, holiday shopping

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