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