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Playlist: February job numbers

Katharine Crnko Mar 4, 2011

Posted by Katharine Crnko

For Marketplace Morning Report, Friday March 4, 2011

Although today’s jobs report should reveal more jobs added than we’ve seen in a long time, don’t expect unemployment to reach pre-recession levels soon.

Bank of America cuts interest rates for credit card users, as a result of the CARD act passed in 2009.

Home solar panels are quickly getting cheaper in the U.S. thanks to companies that lease them to homeowners, instead of selling them.

President Barack Obama and Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon announced that they have agreed to allow Mexican trucks on American highways. The deal needs congressional approval. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains.

Marketplace Tech Report host John Moe talks about Facebook’s new policy that allows its app developers to obtain phone and address information if users choose to opt in.

The National Basketball Association wants to create a new team in Europe. This weekend’s games will show off the league’s global reach. The BBC’s Alex Capstick has more.

The Securities and Exchange Commission may propose dropping credit rating agencies for a new method for evaluating their portfolios. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains.

U.S. employers added 192,000 workers and the unemployment rate declined to 8.9 percent in February — the lowest level since April 2009. Jill Schlesinger from CBS/MoneyWatch explains.

We’ve seen a lot of loud, violent protests in Greece over mounting debt and budget cuts. Now, thousands of Greeks have decided on a quieter type of protest.

U.S. Labor Department has released its job report for February, and for the first time in two years unemployment is below 9 percent. But analysts are worried jobs aren’t being created fast enough.

Here are the songs we played:

  • God Put a Smile Upon Your Face — Mark RonsonBuy
  • Float On — Modest MouseBuy
  • Chinatown — LunaBuy
  • Godless — Dandy WarholsBuy
  • The Boogie Monster — Gnarls BarkleyBuy

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