Marketplace for Monday, September 3, 2012

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It's Labor Day. So ahead of the Labor Department's jobs report released this Friday, we take a look at the job opportunities that are out there. As the end of summer draws near, we explore how a song becomes a summer hit. And are you planning to cook today? We look at the (dying?) business of cookbooks. Plus, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pushes China on territorial disputes, France mulls the costs of preserving its old churches, two expatriates in the U.K. discuss life from across the pond, and there's a new way of building affordable housing in Mexico.

What's up, Europe? Checking in with U.K. ex-pats

Two ex-pats living in the U.K. discuss the jobs picture abroad.
Posted In: U.K., expats, Whats up Europe

Apps collect data on users even when not in use

Even when certain apps aren't being used, they collect a lot of information about users.
Posted In: apps, mobile apps

No political litmus test for Atlanta's airport

Republicans are flying home from Tampa. Democrats are flying to Charlotte. Both locations send a lot of connecting flights through Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. So what's the mood like there?
Posted In: Atlanta, Republicans, Democrats

Creating jobs vs. creating good jobs

Economists and politicians are watching the job market closely. On Friday, the monthly employment report is released. But if jobs are being created, are they good jobs?
Posted In: Jobs

Clinton tackles territorial disputes on trip

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, visiting Asia, addressed contentious territorial issues linked to concerns over natural resources.
Posted In: China, south china sea, hillary clinton

As apps rise in popularity, will cookbooks fall out of favor?

With so many ways to find recipes and cooking tips these days, many food enthusiasts wonder if cookbooks will go the way of the dodo.
Posted In: food and drink, cookbook, apps

France weighs the cost of preserving its churches

France has more churches than any country in Europe, but some believe the cost of preserving these ancient structures is getting too high.
Posted In: France, church

Making housing more affordable in Mexico

New initiatives aim to make home ownership and house building more affordable for millions more Mexicans.
Posted In: Mexico, affordable housing

What makes a summer hit song?

Sometimes a little tweet is all it takes to catapult a relatively unknown artist to the top of the charts.
Posted In: Music, billboard

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Loud Pipes
Cat Power
The Sea and Cake
Sackcloth Fashion

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