Marketplace for Friday, July 2, 2010

Episode Description 
Marketplace for Friday, July 2, 2010

Small talk: Light sabers, wine machines

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Dalasie Michaelis, Bill Radke and Stacey Vanek-Smith about real light sabers, wine vending machines and the worst (or best) drunk story ever.

Into the 'Honda Jungle' of the Amazon

There are no roads for cars in or out out of Peruvian town Iquitos, which is deep in the Amazonian rainforest -- so Honda opened a motorcycle factory to cater to local needs.
Posted In: Auto

Summer Reading: Kevin Pereira

Kevin Pereira, co-host of G4TV's "Attack of the Show," shares his summer reading pick: A guide on business management that throws convention out the window.

Weekly Wrap: The job market, financial reform

Reuters's Felix Salmon and the Atlantic's Megan McArdle talk with Tess Vigeland about the latest unemployment figures and what it means for the recovery, and the financial reform bill.
Posted In: Jobs

Habitat fixing and selling foreclosures

With the housing market still at a low, home builders are having a tough time staying afloat, except for one -- Habitat for Humanity. Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Housing

Apple admits it boosted bars on iPhone

Software update won't fix bad reception and dropped calls complaining as some iPhone customer still complain about poor reception. Reporter Bob Moon gives an update on the iPhone signal situation.

Black workers at a disadvantage

Host Tess Vigeland talks to Steven Pitts of the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research about the job market for African Americans and the numbers from the center's latest report.
Posted In: Jobs

What latest jobless rate figures mean

The unemployment rate dropped, but don't take that as a good sign yet. Reporter Mitchell Hartman explains how to understand the latest unemployment figures.
Posted In: Jobs

Music from this show

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Touch Too Much (Ewan Pearson Remix)
Hot Chip
Gold Dust (Album)
Duster
Harder Better Faster Stronger
Daft Punk
Breaking Away
Ratatat

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