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Marketplace for September 8, 2011

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Marketplace for September 8, 2011

Perspectives from the unemployed

A roundtable discussion on President Obama's 'American Jobs Act' with four individuals from Los Angeles currently struggling with unemployment.
Posted In: Jobs

President Obama unveils $447 billion jobs package

Obama pressed the joint session of Congress to "pass this jobs plan right away." The 'American Jobs Act' includes extended and expanded payroll tax cuts and spending on schools and infrastructure.
Posted In: Jobs

What does Google get from buying Zagat?

The search giant is thinking local by buying restaurant review company Zagat

9/11's effect on tech

After September 11, the government poured billions into research that is changing our lives.

Knife maker hires amid U.S. economic woes

Oregon firm's workforce has grown 32% since 2008, showing that demand for products -- including overseas buyers -- is what creates jobs.
Posted In: Small Business

Less power at home

U.S. residential power use is expected to fall over the next 10 years, which could mean big changes at your power company.

Republican plans emphasize long-term growth

Presidential candidates' jobs proposals build for the future. Some say, to the detriment of the now.
Posted In: Jobs

Letters: The problem with hiring, the language of jobs and work

Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: the problems with hiring -- is the employer or the employee? -- and the difference between "jobs" and "work."

Bernanke details outlook for economy

Bernanke is considering forcing down long-term interest rates some more and cutting off interest payments to banks that park their reserves at the Fed.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

Obama to propose $300 billion jobs package

That money will go to tax cuts, local government aid, and infrastructure. Which of these tactics give us the biggest bang for the buck?

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Float On [Clean]
Modest Mouse
Paper Planes (as made famous by M.I.A.)
Instrumental Hip Hop Beat Makers
Intro For Roger
DJ Quik