Posted by Daryl Paranada

For Marketplace, Monday, September 5, 2011

On this Labor Day, we had a lot of stories about... what else, labor. First, [U.S. Postal Service workers may face major layoffs](). The post office is close to bankruptcy. Plus, private employers are creating jobs every month. But it's [not nearly enough to whittle away at the unemployment rate]().

We've also got a reading recommendation about a [book that explores the topic of work]().

Some domestic stories now. Reporter Steve Henn tells us [why there isn't more hiring in Silicon Valley]() despite a tech boom. We have a story on how a popular [Missouri tax credit](We also have a story on how a popular Missouri tax credit faces is facing the budget ax.) is facing the budget ax. And we've got a profile of a [seafood restaurant in Massachusetts](), and why it's cooking up something hot.

New York bureau chief Heidi Moore tells us why we need to [buckle up for a bumpy September]() in the markets.

And finally, in [Jeremy Hobson's final note](), he looks at this weekend's box office receipts and what they may be telling us. Hope you're enjoying Labor Day. Here are the songs we played:

  • I Work the Whole City - Bernard HerrmannBuy
  • Falcon Jab -- RatatatBuy
  • Soft - Washed OutBuy
  • Keep on Looking - Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsBuy

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