Marketplace for Friday, September 6, 2013

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The Labor Department's jobs report comes out every month -- but it's actually two reports in one. This month, one survey shows the economy adding jobs, and the other shows it losing jobs. How do you make sense of that? next, we're hearing more about how much the National Security Agency can surveil -- will the revelation (at least for much of the public) that data encryption isn’t secure change the way businesses operate? And finally, consumer products companies are offering customers upscale versions of everyday household goods – everything from embossed paper towels to tampons in designer packaging. 

Bummer summer: Key jobs report disappoints

Looking back at the week that was, starting with the latest update on jobs and the economy.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Jobs

Social engineering: The human story behind hacking

Hackers often infiltrate corporate networks by hacking people, not software, tricking them into giving up passwords.
Posted In: hacking, hackers, hacktivism, hacktivists

Lots of growth on the prairie

From credit cards to coffee shops, Sioux Falls, S.D., has a seemingly unending legacy of growth.
Posted In: Sioux Falls, Unemployment, Jobs

The grand ol' dame of Sioux Falls

Sylvia Henkin, 92, moved to Sioux Falls in 1944 and she and her husband helped build one of the city's major radio stations.
Posted In: Sioux Falls

How to start a new restaurant for less money, less risk

They are called restaurants within restaurants, and they are becoming a popular and more affordable alternative to starting a new restaurant from scratch.
Posted In: Portland, restaurants

Who's surveilling the surveillers?

Will the revelation that data encryption isn’t as secure as thought change the way businesses operate?
Posted In: nsa, Snowden, encryption

Cascade Platinum: Turning household goods into gold

Consumer products companies are offering customers upscale versions of everyday household goods -- things like embossed paper towels.
Posted In: consumer products, Procter & Gamble

Seeing the economy through U.S. jobs numbers

The Labor Department's jobs report comes out every month -- but it's actually two reports in one. This month, one survey shows the economy adding jobs, and the other shows it losing jobs.
Posted In: Jobs

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