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Marketplace for Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, November 11, 2010

Increase of temp jobs could be a good sign

With applications for jobless benefits hitting a four-month low, there may be a ray of hope in the jobs industry. As Iowa Public Radio's Sarah McCammon visits a job fair, she finds much of the work is temporary, but that could be a good sign.
Posted In: Jobs

The employees behind the foreclosure crisis

The faulty paperwork scandal put another huge obstacle in the foreclosure crisis. But who were these so-called unqualified employees who were hired by banks? Bob Moon talks to Marian Wang from ProPublica about what she found after sifting through the job listings.
Posted In: Banks

U.S. markets have been anticipating quantitative easing

The Federal Reserve's plan to pump $600 billion more into the U.S. economy wasn't announced until last week and hasn't even taken effect yet, but it's already getting investors to think ahead. They've been making moves since August, actually, reports Stacey Vanek Smith.
Posted In: Wall Street

Walmart.com to offer free holiday shipping

The mega retailer announces new online holiday shopping deal to fend off competition from established online retailers like Amazon.com
Posted In: Retail

'The Zero Plan' targets tax code, budget cuts to slash national debt

The President's debt commission proposes a plan to cut $4 trillion in government debt with big changes to the tax code and by reducing spending on defense, health care and Social Security.

Republican governors may affect health care law

Republicans on Capitol Hill may not be able to repeal the health care law. But the law leaves a lot of decisions up to individual states, so governors will have a big influence on how well the law is implemented. Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer reports.
Posted In: Health

Changing the U.K.'s 'entitlement culture'

The Conservatives in Britain's coalition government are proposing a plan to push more able-bodied people off the welfare rolls and into the workforce. Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports from London.

Wills prepared in case of deportation

Many illegal immigrants own homes and cars and have children who are U.S. citizens. With the rise of deportations, some immigrants are preparing wills to make sure their assets and children are taken care of in case they are deported.
Posted In: Immigration, Law

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Funk Bomb (Instrumental)
The James Brown Orchestra
Milton Road (My Skull With Flowers mix by Kim Hiorthoy)
Mice Parade
Eyes On The Prize (Cd)
Mavis Staples
African Velvet
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