PODCAST: Something rotten in the jobs report

A pedestrian walks by a 'now hiring' sign that is posted in the window of a Chase bank branch in San Rafael, California.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the economy added 74,000 jobs last month, falling way below analyst expectations. The unemployment rate dropped to 6.7  percent, largely due to the shrinking size of the labor force.

Attention, Target shoppers: That data breach was worse than you thought. This morning, the company said the hack affected 70 million customers, not 40 million. And in addition to credit-card data, the hackers got personal information like names, addresses, phone numbers, and emails.  

For farmers, this has been a tough two weeks. One man who knows that is U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. He joined Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss the impact of the polar vortex on agriculture.

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


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