Marketplace for Friday, March 9, 2012

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The February jobs report came out today, and we hear testimonies from three unemployed individuals who recently found jobs. The future of outer space exploration rests in the hands of Congress as they debate the NASA's 2013 budget. One year after the tsunami in Japan and the nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, there is a sea of uncertainty about how Japan will rebuild its economy. And a 340-ton granite boulder coming to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has turned into a phenomenon attracting scores of spectators.

Letters: Presidential power, college costs

Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: Presidential sway over the economy, lowering tuition for college students, and taking time off after graduation.
Posted In: letters

Japan, Inc.'s long year

On the anniversary of the Fukushima quake and tsunami, Japan, Inc. faces two possible futures.
Posted In: Japan, Sharp, Rakuten

New owner at The New Republic

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes takes over as owner and editor-in-chief of The New Republic. He's 28. The magazine is nearly 100.
Posted In: The New Republic, Chris Hughes, media, journalism

L.A.'s very artsy rock show

A mega-boulder is making its way to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where it will be part of a permanent installation. It's one very pricey trip.
Posted In: art, los angeles, LACMA

Harold Camping apologizes for end-of-world predictions

The preacher who has predicted the end of the world many times over finally acknowledges that he was wrong.
Posted In: Harold Camping

Weekly Wrap: Optimism with February jobs numbers

Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street and beyond. This week: Another month of good jobs numbers, and the Greece bailout.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

Will NASA or private firms send us to outer space?

NASA's budget is scrutinized by Congress, igniting debate over the direction of the space agency.
Posted In: space, space exploration, NASA

Today's jobs numbers... on a micro level

Three Americans. Three new jobs.
Posted In: Jobs

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Anything New
Bibio
Slave To The Traffic Light
Phish
Instrumental Vision (Deep Mix)
Crocodile
I Wanted To Tell Her (Instrumental)
Holy Ghost!
Lookout Weekend
Debbie Deb