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Playlist: Getting that job, highest and lowest credit scores in the U.S.

Christina Huh Nov 4, 2011

Posted by Christina Huh

For Marketplace Money, Friday, November 4, 2011

The job market is growing. Sort of. Just barely. But still there’s a tiny number of people who ARE getting jobs. We talk to one veterinarian who was part of the long-term employed — and landed her dream gig. We also talk to the author of “What Color is Your Parachute,” the 40-year-old job-hunting classic. He gives his insights on how the job market has changed since he published his seminal work and what advice still applies today. Starbucks wants to help the unemployed out by launching a fundraiser to fund microloans to small business owners.

Experian, the credit score company, did their second annual study of credit scores per capita in the U.S. we visit the cities with the best and worst credit scores and see what makes them tick. And our economics editor Chris Farrell shares what he learned about personal finance at — of all places — his 35th college reunion. And here are the songs we played:

  • Hot Cakes – El Ten ElevenBuy
  • Milky Way – JokerBuy
  • Oh Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head! (Rebuild! Restore! Reconsider!) – Sufjan StevensBuy
  • Brand New Life – Young Marble GiantsBuy
  • Oink Oink Mambo – Chuy ReyesBuy

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