Feb 3, 2012 Nevada led the nation in the number of home foreclosures last year, a fact that could help steer the caucus there tomorrow. States have until Monday to decide if they want to join a national settlement with banks over abusive mortgage practices. In the U.K., restaurants and bars have declared war on the straw. And we dig into the January unemployment numbers from the government.
Feb 3, 2012 There was some good news from Washington for a change. For the second month in row, U.S. job creation rose, leading some to believe the economy might finally be showing signs of a sustained recovery. But there were some skeptics.
Feb 3, 2012 January unemployment was down from 8.5 to 8.3 percent. That's good news, but there's still work ahead, says economist Randall Wray.
Feb 2, 2012 According to early numbers out ahead of official unemployment figures from the government out tomorrow, planned layoffs went up in January -- but that is actually fairly typical.
Feb 2, 2012 Gallup data shows the employment picture is improving slightly, and that many Americans support President Obama's plan to create tax breaks that bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.
May 3, 2012 Marketplace reporters Sarah Gardner and David Gura discuss their recent reporting trips to Nevada and Nebraska as they take the pulse of the nation ahead of the presidential election.
Jan 27, 2012 A year after Egypt's revolution toppled the old political elite, many young people complain there's democracy but still no work.
Jan 19, 2012 After last week's relatively high weekly jobless claim numbers, they are back down this week -- to the lowest level in almost four years.
Jan 19, 2012 The number of people signing up for unemployment benefits fell to its lowest in more than 3 1/2 years today, but is it falling fast enough?