Marketplace for Friday April 4, 2014

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Picture taken on June 4, 2012, in Paris
Episode Description 
The goal is always the same – so-called ‘full employment. But what would that actually look like? And what sort of jobs would predominate? Also,  Nest’s software failure shows that even the most high tech companies still rely on humans when everything fails, and for many wireless product firms, the human back end of their operations is considerable. We report on the manpower costs of providing a non-human product. Plus: When late night hosts change, everyone wants to know who the new guy (or gal – one day) will be. But what about the band? Mark Garrison reports on the way the late night bands are chosen, and what elevation to that esteemed slot can mean.   

Weekly Wrap: The slow, grinding recovery

David Gura sits down with Felix Salmon, from Reuters, and Catherine Rampell, from The Washington Post, to wrap up the week.
Posted In: Unemployment, March jobs report, General Motors
Nest

Why the 'Internet of Things' is still fragile

Even the most high-tech companies rely on humans when everything fails.
Job Fair Held In Midtown Manhattan

What would full employment feel like?

The goal is always the same – so-called "full employment." But what is it?
NCAA UConn regional semifinal

Buying bonds instead of Final Four tickets

Bond buyers hoped their purchase might lead to good seats at this weekend's games.
Posted In: municipal bonds
safety pin

Pin the week on safety pins

Marketplace Datebook for the week of April 7, 2014
Posted In: safety pins

Never mind Letterman. What about his band?

How late night bands are chosen, and what elevation to that esteemed slot can mean.

Yes, the Hard Rock Cafe still exists

Unlike other themed restaurants, Hard Rock Cafe found a new recipe for success.
Posted In: Hard Rock Cafe, restaurants, Seminole tribe

Ford's China conundrum: Big profits, bribery allegations

More autoworkers are Chinese – assembling cars in China for sale to Chinese consumers.
Posted In: China, Ford, corruption

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Take a Walk
Passion Pit
Guns Are Drawn
The Roots
Optical Camouflage
Broken Haze