Marketplace for Friday, November 8, 2013

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The unemployment rate ticked up to 7.3 percent in the Labor Department's latest jobs report. In the data, there was good news -- more jobs -- and bad news -- long-term unemployment. But beware:  The report is a mess of bad data and false indicators and we shouldn’t rely on this months report. Also, new federal rules requiring health insurers to cover mental health and addiction could mean a flood of money to therapists, clinics and rehab centers. Plus, the airlines have been a little slow to get into the Big Data game. But it looks like they’re moving in that direction now. Welcome to being a totally captive audience at 30,000 feet. Finally, we talk to two of our regular guests about the week that was on Wall Street.

Fixing Healthcare.gov could open the door to more problems

Expert says the current woes of the Affordable Care Act's website are just the beginning.
Posted In: ACA, Affordable Care Act, health care, Obamacare, online exchanges, glitches

Closing credits roll on Blockbuster, but why did it take so long?

Blockbuster's parent company said this week it will be shutting down its last remaining retail locations. But why do companies like Blockbuster hang on for so long?
Posted In: Retail, Blockbuster

Weekly wrap: Jobs report review + #longreads

Catherine Rampell and Felix Salmon join Kai Ryssdal to recap the week in business and finance.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, review, jobs report

Twitter has some paying up to do

And they can start by sending Kai Ryssdal a check for $5,940.
Posted In: Twitter, Twitter IPO

Mental health coverage rules could change business of therapy

New federal rules requiring most health insurers to cover mental health and addiction could mean a flood of money to clinics and rehab centers.
Posted In: mental illness, health insurance, Obamacare

Selling to a captive audience, at 30,000 feet

The airlines have been a little slow to get into the Big Data game. But it looks like they’re moving in that direction.
Posted In: big data, Airlines

Veterans Day deals: From national parks to coffee

Veterans Day isn't one of the most widely-commemorated holidays, but many businesses use it to reach out to vets.
Posted In: veterans, Applebee's

Lifting Iran sanctions would be complicated

Secretary of State John Kerry and others are discussing lifting some sanctions against Iran.
Posted In: sanctions, Iran, nuclear program

Why you shouldn't believe everything you read in the jobs report

204,000 jobs were added, while the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.3 percent in the Labor Department's employment report for October.
Posted In: Labor Department, jobs numbers

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