Marketplace for Thursday July 3, 2014

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The latest jobs figures from the Department of Labor show the unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent last month. That's the lowest since 2008, when the Great Recession kicked in. We explore how the jobs landscape has changed since then and what people are saying about having - or not having - a job. Plus, President Obama says immigration reform, if passed, could lead to $1.4 trillion in additional growth – we unpack, fact-check and explain this figure.
Unemployment rate falls

Jobs rise, unemployment falls... but the economy?

The economy is still not fully recovered in terms of jobs and wealth.
Posted In: Jobs, Economic health, recession
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Weekly wrap: Cashing out

Job growth. Growing the economy from the middle out. Bank regulations.
President Barack Obama

Obama: Immigration reform could lead to growth

President Obama says immigration reform could lead to $1.4 trillion in growth.
Posted In: Immigration

Obama: Middle-class issues drive my agenda

A wide-ranging interview about the economy with President Barack Obama.
Posted In: Obama, transcript, Oval office interview

Bank risk-taking 'unfinished piece of business': Obama

The president says work remains to "re-balance the economy sensibly".
Posted In: Obama, dodd-frank, bank regulations

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