Marketplace for Thursday, May 2, 2013
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Tomorrow we’ll learn how many Americans were unemployed in April. Today, we explain what the rate at which Americans quit their jobs says about the labor market. On the web, GM and Mountain Dew have pulled ads perceived to be offensive. Were the ads the result of pressure to make a big, edgy splash; or weak vetting for digital ads; or possibly a more deliberate strategy?
Posted In: African American, Black, Franchise
Barriers to minority franchise ownership remain, but some black entrepreneurs are leading the way.
Posted In: Oil
In his new book "The Power Surge," Michael Levi says ending our dependence on foreign oil won't solve all our energy and economic woes.
Posted In: Mexico, Oil, trade
President Obama visits Mexico today and will hold talks with President Enrique Pena de Nieto. Among the likely topics: Mexico's vast oil and gas reserves. Production could increase with foreign funding, but that is a touchy move in Mexico.
Posted In: Ohio, manufacturing, steelworker, unemployed, sequester
It's been nearly a year since Richard Crowe was laid off from his job as a steelworker. And because of the sequester, his unemployment check was cut 10 percent. But a new job might be in his future.
Posted In: tattoo
If you work for Rapid Realty in New York City, it's a possibility.
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