Marketplace for Thursday, July 3, 2008

Episode Description 

Job market continues to crumble

The unemployment rate held steady in June at 5.5 percent, but the last two months have seen 124,000 jobs come off the payroll. Host Bob Moon looks at the latest numbers.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Small towns go without 'oohs' & aahs'

Rising prices and stricter export controls are forcing many small towns to canceling or cutting back on their fireworks displays this year. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Olympic security deters businesses

China's new Olympic security rules are proving such a hassle to foreign companies that some are looking to take their business elsewhere. Host Bob Moon asks Marketplace's Scott Tong about the new hassles.
Posted In: Sports

No love for tennis from U.S. viewers

With no American in the men's quarterfinals at Wimbledon, viewers in the U.S. are passing on TV coverage of this year's championships. Host Bob Moon asks commentator Diana Nyad if tennis has an image problem?
Posted In: Sports

Winners and losers with a weak dollar

U.S. exports are up and imports are down as a result of the dollar losing so much of its value against the euro. Who comes out ahead and who falls behind? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Gaming industry's luck runs out

Casinos and racetracks are struggling to convince gaming fans to come out despite high prices on gas, food and lodging. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Travel

YouTube ordered to reveal users' info

A federal judge has ordered Google to disclose users' viewing histories on YouTube, including usernames and IP addresses. Stacey Vanek-Smith looks into the privacy concerns the ruling raises.
Posted In: Entertainment, Internet

Hot Jobs: Pyrotechnician

The second installment in our "Hot Jobs" series: A trip to the Hollywood Bowl where pyrotechnician Eric Elias lights up the night sky.

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