PODCAST: Valentines Day sludge

Watching and discussing romantic films could save you more than the occasional boquet of apology flowers.

During the bubble, many snapped up properties in neighborhoods they thought were going to become more affluent. But instead of moving up, Chicago's Englewood neighborhood has been spiraling down.

Perhaps every successful politician promises employment. But looking back at the president's first term, where have the jobs actually come from?

Today marks four years to the day since the last fatal crash of a commercial airliner in the U.S. In addition, the New York Times points out that last year was the safest for global air travel since 1945.

And finally, And finally, back by popular demand, a Valentines Day invitation from New York City's Environmental Protection Department: Come tour the sewage treatment plant in Brooklyn. Last year's lovers got to take in a foul odor from the plant's digester egg which breaks down waste into sludge and gas.

About the author

Jeremy Hobson is host of Marketplace Morning Report, where he looks at business news from a global perspective to prepare listeners for the day ahead.

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