Marketplace for Friday, February 5, 2010

Episode Description 
Marketplace for Friday, February 5, 2010

Execs go incognito to review workplace

A new reality TV series features bosses from the likes of 7-Eleven and Churchill Downs working entry-level jobs to find out what really goes on in their companies. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs

In New Orleans, Saints vs. candidates

David Hammer, a reporter for the New Orleans Times-Picayune and life-long Saints fan, talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the Super Bowl is overshadowing The Big Easy's mayoral election.
Posted In: Sports

Will oil field pump up Dubai's economy?

Officials in Dubai say they've found a fresh oil field. But some experts find the timing of the announcement a little curious. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Oil

PIGS spells problems for euro

The acronym for Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain is being used to designate those countries, whose weak economies and debt are causing concern around the globe --- but especially in Europe. Stephen Beard reports.

Who's applying for census jobs?

A massive campaign is now underway to hire more than a million census workers. Jeff Tyler reports on the head-counting campaign in Los Angeles.
Posted In: Jobs

Weekly Wrap: Economic indicators

Fortune Magazine's Leigh Gallagher and Clusterstock's John Carney talk with Kai Ryssdal about what's happening with the U.S. labor market and Europe's debt problems.
Posted In: Wall Street

What do the jobless numbers mean?

The January unemployment rate dropped from 10% to 9.7%, yet 20,000 jobs were lost. What do the latest numbers say about where we are headed with this economy? John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Jobs

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What's Crazy (Instrumental)
Everything Counts
Depeche Mode
The Final Countdown
Lookout Weekend
Debbie Deb

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