Marketplace for Friday, September 4, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, September 4, 2009

Where did the weekend come from?

Right now millions of Americans are probably counting the minutes until their weekend starts. But the idea of a weekend is a pretty new concept. Krissy Clark reports.

Weekly Wrap: Reforming the banks

Clusterstock's John Carney and Reuters blogger Felix Salmon talk with Kai Ryssdal about Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's plans to regulate the financial system.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

'I was laid off, now I'm laid on'

Lots of people are still out of work, but some are starting to ease back in, like commentator Glenn Miller. But he's not quite sure what to make of it.
Posted In: Jobs

Is E-Verify too demanding on business?

Federal contractors will soon be required to use the E-Verify system to confirm their employees' eligibility to work in the U.S. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Crime, Jobs

Investors take on more risks

Junk-rate companies in emerging markets sold more debt in the last seven weeks than they have in the last year. Jeremy Hobson reports on an increasing appetite for risk.
Posted In: Economy

So, what's a healthy job market again?

Unemployment jumped again in August, but the number of jobs lost is the smallest number in a year. Bad or good news? Mitchell Hartman reports on what a healthy job market is supposed to look like.
Posted In: Jobs

ESPN's leap into the major leagues

ESPN President George Bodenheimer got his start in the mailroom 29 years ago, back when a 24-hour sports network was considered a crazy idea. He talks about what ESPN means for sports today.