Marketplace for August 16, 2011

Episode Description 
Marketplace for August 16, 2011

College student hopeful, but realistic about future job market

The poor economy has many people going back to school. But do current college students still feel positive about their job prospects?
Posted In: Jobs

Walmart earnings up, but not upbeat

Profits from overseas fuel the company while U.S. sales lag
Posted In: Retail

German growth slows as Europe's debt woes linger

Germany is key in helping Europe's weaker economies handle their debt crisis, but its slowing economy may mean it can't keep coming to the rescue

Chronic high unemployment in the U.S. and Europe

The E.U. unemployment rate -- like that of the U.S. -- is currently around 9 percent. How has Europe handled this, and what can the U.S. learn from Europe?

Leveraging jobs in rural areas

The Obama administration's proposals for creating jobs in rural areas counts on a few good jobs generating many more
Posted In: Jobs

East Baltimore: Where the recession never ended

In East Baltimore, unemployment is so high that the beginnings of a national recovery were never noticed
Posted In: Jobs

The future of jobs: An hourglass economy?

Many economists predict that the future of employment will include growth at the bottom and top, but lose the "routine" middlemen jobs
Posted In: Jobs

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I Believe In You
The Walkmen
Spectacular [Main] [Explicit]

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