Marketplace for April 1, 2011

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Marketplace for April 1, 2011

Focusing more on fixing unemployment and the deficit

Christina Romer, former chairwoman of the Council of Economic Advisors, talks about why she thinks Washington needs to do more for jobs and the deficit now, even if it may be difficult.

As prices rise, eateries rethink how to buy food

Restaurant chains like Red Lobster are testing new buying strategies to cope with soaring prices of ingredients.
Posted In: Food

Weekly Wrap: Budget cuts, employment numbers

Reviewing the week in Wall Street with Marketplace New York bureau chief Heidi Moore and Cardiff Garcia from FT Alphaville. This week: budget cuts, the government shutdown and jobs numbers.
Posted In: Wall Street

Retailers make daily deals

Move over Groupon. Manufacturers and retailers are setting up their own sales without you.
Posted In: Retail

Retraining for a new career in the health field

Freelance producer Deb Monroe recently switched careers. She takes us on her journey as she searches for a job in the jam-packed health care field.
Posted In: Health

Firms cash in on edible advertising

Ads are everywhere in grocery stores -- milk cartons, shopping carts, the floor. But now, new technology means you might start seeing ads on your food.
Posted In: Food

Employment picks up

The U.S. created 216,000 jobs last month, pushing down the unemployment rate to 8.8 percent. Much of the country is ready to stop thinking about jobs, but millions of Americans remain out of work.
Posted In: Jobs

Happiness comes with a higher crude oil price

This final note today. Oil closed at almost $108 a barrel in New York this afternoon. That's actually a good thing, 'cause it implies traders think...
Posted In: Oil

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What Goes Around.../...Comes Around Interlude
Justin Timberlake
Looking Glass
Little Dragon

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