Marketplace for Friday, January 8, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, January 8, 2010

More Latinos filling community colleges

Increasing numbers of students are starting their pursuit of higher education at community colleges. Among them are minorities, Latinos especially, who see the schools as a good first step. Emily Hanford reports.
Posted In: Education

Liberal arts job market looks bleak

Katharine Brooks, director of the University of Texas Austin's Liberal Arts Centers, talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's behind the drop in teaching positions for historians and liberal arts professors.
Posted In: Books, Jobs

Weekly Wrap: The start of 2010

The Big Money's Heidi Moore and Clusterstock.com's John Carney talk with Kai Ryssdal about how Sen. Dodd's retirement will impact reform, whether Treasury Secretary Geithner can hold onto his job, and the latest job report.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Will a Leno move bring ratings, too?

NBC reportedly wants to put Jay Leno back in his old late-night slot. Will he be able to bring the ratings up? Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Why Geithner's getting so much grief

A House committee is planning to put Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on the hot seat over his role in keeping certain information secret about the bailout of AIG. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Crime

Google searches for electricity trading

Google has applied for approval from federal regulators to buy and sell electricity. Is the Internet giant really going to compete with brick-and-mortar utilities? Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Internet, Investing

A dismal unemployment picture

The economy lost 85,000 jobs in December, the unemployment rate held steady at 10%, and a look behind the numbers shows a jobless picture that's even worse. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Jobs

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