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PODCAST: Jobs mystery, markets explained

Job seekers wait in line to have their resumes reviewed at a job fair on November 9, 2011 in San Francisco, California.

African-American men in Chicago say some temp firms discriminate against them and prefer to hire Latino immigrants.

New numbers on job openings in the U.S. are out. And there's a bit of a mystery: Why are there so many job openings and so few hires?

Stocks were up around the globe this morning. It started with Australia cutting interest rates. Then investors in Japan came back from vacation and pushed the Nikkei up 3.6 percent overnight. Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott, explains what's got markets running strong.

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David Brancaccio is the host of Marketplace Morning Report. Follow David on Twitter @DavidBrancaccio

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