Marketplace for September 7, 2011

Episode Description 
Marketplace for September 7, 2011

The long-term effects of a jobless economy

Long periods of unemployment can cause major psychological shifts in individuals and in society as a whole.
Posted In: Economy

Why Yahoo is struggling

The Internet company just isn't what it used to be -- mostly because that identity lacked focus.

More Americans shift to contract work

A big labor shift is underway as 42 million Americans settle for contract work and freelance gigs amid a shortage of traditional 9-to-5 jobs.
Posted In: Jobs

Wildfires devastate Texas, destroy over 1,000 buildings

Colin McDonald, environment reporter at the San Antonio Express-News, discusses the latest on the Texas wildfires and how much damage they've caused.
Posted In: Environment

Did 9/11 make America less safe from natural disasters?

Has the shift in funding and disaster preparedness -- away from natural disasters and towards counter-terrorism -- made America less prepared for Mother Nature?

The 'new normal' not so normal

The unemployment rate is roughly 9%. And some say that's going to last for years -- unless a major policy shift happens.

More than 15% of Americans go hungry

The latest government figures show nearly 50 million Americans don't have enough to eat, about the same since the recession began.
Posted In: Economy

Music from this show

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Strange Chemistry
Sackcloth Fashion
Be First
Kaboose
Tight Eyes (Instrumental) [Explicit]
Nicolay & Kay
Young + Restless
D-Tension