Marketplace for Friday, December 7, 2012
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November's job report shows the jobless rate fell to 7.7 percent, and 146,000 new jobs were created -- but how can the report be of any practical use to job seekers? We look at the changes IBM says they're making to employee benefits and how it could ripple to other companies. Some mortgage companies say they won't foreclose over the holidays. There's a breakthrough in the shipping industry that has tankers reaching their destinations more quickly than ever. And Scott Tong profiles George Mitchell, the godfather of modern-day fracking.
Posted In: Jobs
Job search tips in the unemployment numbers? Get a college degree, move to North Dakota, and more
Posted In: fracking, natural gas, george mitchell
It took nearly two decades for Texas oil man George Mitchell to develop fracking for natural gas. Now his process has unlocked an energy bonanza for the U.S.
Posted In: humor
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Giving your used clothes away, a pineapple that tastes like coconut and the anti-viral properties of beer.