Marketplace for Friday, November 4, 2011

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The economy added 80,000 jobs last month, which is low, but could be the new normal for jobs numbers. Bank Transfer Day is tomorrow, and credit unions are benefiting from big banks' charges and fees. The G20 countries debate a Greek referendum. The IMF has become a key player in the Europe talks. We took a look whether social networking and social media really matter. Kai spoke with Leigh Gallagher and Felix Salmon, and to author Mark Bowden about his new book, "Worm: The First Digital World War."

IMF returns to center stage

The International Monetary Fund steps up its role in Europe. It's monitoring Italy's economy and aims to raise funds from emerging countries like China.

Greek prime minister survives confidence vote

The controversial George Papandreou and his party win a nail-biting vote.

Know your social media strategy

Two companies try to sort out blogs, Twitter and Facebook at an industry convention.

No end in sight to the Euro debt crisis

Leaders from the Group of 20 top economies concluded their summit in the South of France today. But the European debt crisis continues unabated. So just what happened this week and where do things stand now?

Economy adds 80,000 jobs in October

That number is below economists' expectations and a slowdown from September. But numbers in this range could be the new normal for a long time.
Posted In: Jobs

Credit unions gain at banks' expense

Consumers piqued by card and account fees at big national banks are switching to credit unions and community banks ahead of Bank Transfer Day.
Posted In: Banks

Weekly Wrap: Jobs and Europe

Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: October's jobs numbers, the survival of the euro and whether the euro crisis will spread globally.
Posted In: Wall Street

The future in digital warfare

Author Mark Bowden discusses the botnets that are controlling millions of computers around the world, and how cyber warfare is now a part of the modern world.
Posted In: Books

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Let the Music (Instrumental)
Oddisee
Changing
The Airborne Toxic Event
D.O.A. [Death Of Auto-Tune] (Explicit)
Jay-Z
Right Round
Flo Rida