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Posted by Daryl Paranada

For Marketplace Morning Report, Thursday, October 7, 2010

U.S. companies have more cash on hand than they have in a while. But they’re not using it to hire workers. We tell you why. And we take a look at unemployment and how some economists say it’s structural, not cyclical. We also took a look at whether the halt in foreclosures is going to hurt the housing market and how late government payments are taking their toll on nonprofits. In our global perspective, there’s a public pension problem in the U.K., and developing nations are focusing on smoking. We had a profile of the last man standing at the Northwest Plaza mall in St. Louis. And our story about NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to not allow food stamp users to buy sugary drinks got a lot of traction on Facebook. Friend us, and let us know what you think. Here are the songs we played:

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