Marketplace for Friday, June 1, 2012

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For the third year in a row, spring brought with it no improvement in job growth. We hear from a listener who has been out of work since fall 2008. Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake, Lionel Richie and other celebrities performed today at Walmart's annual shareholders meeting. We pay a visit to the residents of View Park, commonly referred to as the Black Beverly Hills. And photographer Amanda Dahlgren talks about her new set of photo essays about lavish, masterplanned residential communities.

Letter: From the perspective of the long-term unemployed

We hear from Millford Prewitt, a Brooklynite in his late 50s who has been unemployed for more than three years.
Posted In: long-term unemployed

Obama to visit 'Black Beverly Hills'

Black upper middle class View Park in L.A. feels connected to nearby poor neighborhoods.
Posted In: Barack Obama, 2012 campaign, los angeles, South L.A., View Park

Music stars rock Walmart shareholders' meeting

Despite troubling bribery allegations, shareholders partied at the giant retailer's annual meeting this week to live performances by big-name celebs like Justin Timberlake, Aerosmith and Celine Dion.
Posted In: Walmart

No joke, Google applies for .lol domain

Google has applied for a number of domain names, from .google to, yes, .lol.
Posted In: domain names, Google

What's up, Europe? French president meets Putin, life goes on

What might an American audience appreciate about the news in Paris right now, and what's on everybody's mind in France?
Posted In: France, Europe debt crisis, Vladimir Putin, Francois Hollande, Whats up Europe

The housing bust as seen through the planned community

Photographer Amanda Dahlgren discusses her pictures of the real estate crash in master-planned communities in San Diego.
Posted In: Housing, homes, community, photography

Jobless unsurprised by today's bad report

People at an unemployment office say they're experiencing jobless numbers firsthand.
Posted In: jobless, Unemployment, long-term unemployed

Weekly Wrap: The dismal May jobs report

Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street and beyond. This week: Today's disappointing U.S. jobs report from May.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

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Let Them Knock
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Float On
Modest Mouse
Pockets
Four Tet
What's Crazy (Instrumental)
Oddisee

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