Marketplace for Friday, February 4, 2011

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Marketplace for Friday, February 4, 2011

Women's sportswear scores big sales

The women's segment of sportswear and sporting goods is booming right now. The National Football League is among those who have caught up with the trend, just in the time for the big game this weekend.
Posted In: Retail, Sports

Weekly Wrap: The protests in Egypt

Bob Moon talks to John Carney from CNBC and Felix Salmon from Reuters about the unemployment problem in Egypt and also the effects that the protests may have on oil prices and the rest of the Middle East.
Posted In: Jobs, Oil

Verizon iPhone users might get "throttled"

Pre-orders for the Verizon iPhone sold out in hours. Then came an announcement about the carrier's data policy.

JPMorgan Chase snared in Madoff lawsuit

Suit alleges JPMorgan bankers suspected fraud long before Madoff's arrest, raising questions about a bank's duty to sound the alarm on a client.
Posted In: Banks, Investing

Can't get a job, start a business

The story of one family that traded unemployment for entrepreneurship. These 'rebound entrepreneurs' took a page out of history, literally, to stake their future on a new magazine.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Jobs, Small Business

Mixed numbers in January's job report

The latest jobs report shows employers added only 3,600 jobs in January, yet the unemployment rate fell from 9.4 percent to 9 percent. Heidi Sheirholz from the Economic Policy Institute breaks down the latest numbers with Bob Moon and explains the improvement in unemployment.
Posted In: Jobs

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Raspberry Beret (Extended 12" Version)
Prince
What's Crazy (Instrumental)
Oddisee
I Love That Party With The Monkey Kitty (Album)
The Spinanes
21 Guns
Green Day