Marketplace for Friday, September 7, 2012

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The unemployment rate has fallen to 8.1 percent, but that's not necessarily good news. Much of that drop has been attributed to so-called "discouraged workers." We look at a Nevada organization that is training unskilled workers to fill manufacturing jobs. Plus, businesses in the U.S. and Europe are preparing for a possible "Grexit." And both Republicans and Democrats want to appeal to the middle class, but are they talking about the same middle class?

Weekly Wrap: That four letter word j-o-b-s

Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street and beyond. This week: jobs. Reaction to the latest jobs report and what steps the Federal Reserve might take next.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

Small talk: 'Bob Dylan bond,' 83-year-old flight attendant retires

The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: A social media site for the 1 percent, explaining the Bob Dylan bond, and the longest-running flight attendant in the history of aviation retires.
Posted In: 1 percent, Bob Dylan, flight attendant

U.S. firms prep for Greece exit from euro

From adjusting computer systems to moving cash, U.S. companies are putting contingency plans in place in the event Greece bolts the euro.
Posted In: Greek debt, Europe debt crisis, Grexit

Who is the middle class?

Both President Obama and Mitt Romney spoke about the middle class in their nomination speeches. But are they speaking about the same middle class?
Posted In: middle class

When the unemployed stop looking for jobs

Discouraged workers give up after months of fruitless job seeking.
Posted In: Jobs, unemployed, long-term unemployed

ECB plan may increase risk of Greek eurozone exit

The plan to buy up bonds from troubled Eurozone economies creates a firewall for nations like Greece and Italy -- expelling Greece may now be less risky.
Posted In: Greece, Greek debt, Europe debt crisis, Grexit

If it's a sellout, why are all those seats empty?

The Red Sox continue to extend their record-long streak of Fenway Park sellouts, even though there are many empty seats as the team struggles.
Posted In: baseball, Sports

Nevada program tries to bridge the skills gap

Youth Radio checks out a pilot program that tries to connect young people with manufacturers who are struggling to fill open jobs.
Posted In: manufacturing, Youth Radio, Nevada

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A Little Soul
Pete Rock
There's A Light
Bushy
I'm Shipping Up To Boston
Dropkick Murphys
Lullaby ( LP Version )
The Cure
Get 'Er Done feat MF Doom [Explicit]
Jake One