Marketplace for Thursday, June 10, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, June 10, 2010

The effects of long-term unemployment

Once you're out of work in this recession, you're almost out of luck. Long-term unemployment hasn't been this bad since the 1940s. Job applicants are having to look longer and beat out more competition. Employers, meanwhile, have found ways to get things done without having to hire. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Will S. Africa World Cup benefit locals?

Six years and $4 billion after South Africa won the right to host this year's World Cup, the first match will soon kick off. Locals are hoping that all the investment in new airports and stadiums will pay off. But Christopher Werth reports not all the expectations for the World Cup's big payoff are going to be realized.
Posted In: Sports

'I'll speak for workers at UC graduation'

The keynote speaker at UCLA's graduation will be Gustavo Arellano, author of the syndicated newspaper column "Ask a Mexican!" He was asked to boycott the graduation, but there's a reason he'll take to the stage anyway.

Why are colleges leaving conferences?

There are rumors the University of Nebraska will leave the Big 12 Conference and Colorado will join the Pac-10. John Ourand of the SportsBusiness Journal talks with Kai Ryssdal about why these defections and realignments are happening.
Posted In: Sports

Google, Apple in another spat over data

Google is lashing out at Apple over some rules changes for application developers. The new terms could keep Google and other Apple rivals from placing ads inside iPhone and iPad applications. The search giant calls Apple's proposed rules a threat to healthy competition. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Internet

Lawmakers eye suspending BP dividend

People are starting to pay a lot of attention to BP shareholders, specifically the dividend they're scheduled to get in a couple of months. That dividend is one of the only attractive things left about being a BP shareholder, unless Washington has anything to say about it. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Why more people quitting jobs is good

The Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that more people are quitting their jobs than are getting laid off. And that's a good thing. Stacey Vanek Smith explains.
Posted In: Jobs

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