Marketplace for Friday, February 3, 2012
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Ahead of the Nevada caucus on Saturday, Kai Ryssdal hosts the show from Las Vegas. He takes an inside look at the foreclosure crisis that's overtaken the state, and talks to Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh about the company's move to Vegas' downtown. Plus, we look at the recent influx of Latinos hoping to open businesses in Sin City. Nationwide, the January jobs report shows the unemployment rate has dropped to 8.3 percent. And The Susan G. Komen Foundation reversed its decision to cut funding for Planned Parenthood.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment
There was some good news from Washington for a change. For the second month in row, U.S. job creation rose, leading some to believe the economy might finally be showing signs of a sustained recovery. But there were some skeptics.
Posted In: Las Vegas, construction, Latino community
The Latino population in Las Vegas has increased dramatically over the last two decades. But Latino business ownership hasn't kept pace.
Posted In: Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation, Planned Parenthood, breast cancer
After a huge outcry, the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation says it will not cut funding to Planned Parenthood. But Komen may not be able to reverse the damage it has done to its organization.