Marketplace for Thursday, May 31, 2012
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Long-term unemployment has been above 40 percent since 2010, and nearly half-a-million people have run out of extended unemployment benefits this year because of Congressional budget-cutting. What happens next? Gallup's latest data reveals that more Americans believe home prices will rise than will go down. The Federal Reserve will be celebrating its centennial with a digital archive. Retailer JCPenney may have to rethink its 'no sales' strategy. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing a plan to ban all super-sized sugary drinks. And Kai Ryssdal talks to U.C. Berkeley professor Enrico Moretti about the importance of geography in the creation of jobs.
Posted In: soda, New York City, Michael Bloomberg, sugary drinks
New York Mayor Bloomberg wants to ban larger-sized soft drinks for health reasons. But a lot of businesses aren't really happy with that plan.
Posted In: Federal Reserve
The Federal Reserve is almost 100, and it wants your help in compiling an inventory of its history.
Posted In: Housing
Gallup's Frank Newport reveals the data on what Americans think about home prices and the housing market.
Posted In: Manchester United, GM
It's another out-of-the-box marketing move from the carmaker.