Marketplace for Friday, December 4, 2009

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Small Talk

Marketplace staffers share the stories that you may not have noticed in the headlines this week -- from virtual marriage to North Korean designer jeans. (And yes, Brendan, there were sidewalk Santas.)
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A human resource for HR workers

How do you cope when part of your job is telling other people they've lost theirs? Dozens of human resource workers are turning to a Minnesota company that allows them to commiserate. Sean Cole reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs
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L.A. Auto Show gets more compact

Nissan and luxury car makers are no-shows at this year's L.A. Auto Show, but the Los Angeles Times' Dan Neil tells Kai Ryssdal there's still plenty of innovation to behold.
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Weekly Wrap

Kai Ryssdal sizes up the week's events on Wall Street and beyond with Leigh Gallagher from Fortune magazine and The Atlantic's Megan McArdle.
Posted In: Wall Street
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Dems consider tax on big stock trades

What do you do if you're a lawmaker and you need to raise money? Congressional Democrats have an answer in mind -- a new tax on trades on Wall Street. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports on how it might work.
Posted In: Taxes, Wall Street
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Supreme Court to decide on reform act

Capitol Hill lawmakers considering new regulations for the financial industry will be watching the Supreme Court on Monday as it hears arguments in a case about the last, big financial reform law known as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Crime, Wall Street
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Long-term joblessness is on the rise

November's unemployment figures overall were positive, with the jobless rate dropping two percentage points to 10%. However, the number of people who have been looking for work for more than six months is increasing. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

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