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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Thursday, May 9, 2013

"The Great Gatsby" is getting released soon and everyone is buzzing with excitement for the adaptation of the life of the rich. But, in reality, the life of the rich and poor is rarely anything like it is in the movies. In jobs numbers news today, jobless claims are falling and we wonder is that is a good thing or if it means employers have hit peak layoff. In world news, another factory fire in Bangladesh brings to light the fair trade movement. Does it hurt businesses and are consumers really buying?

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A clothing tag is seen inside a gutted garment factory in Dhaka on May 9, 2013. A fire at a garment factory killed at least eight people May 9 in the latest disaster to hit Bangladesh's textile industry, still reeling from the deaths of more than 900 people in a building collapse.
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