Mid-day Update

PODCAST: What are ‘Climate Hubs?’

David Brancaccio Feb 5, 2014
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Mid-day Update

PODCAST: What are ‘Climate Hubs?’

David Brancaccio Feb 5, 2014
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Today President Obama will announce seven of what the administration’s calling climate hubs around the country. These hubs will collect data to help farmers, and others, deal with drought, fires, and floods. Marketplace’s David Weinberg joined us to help explain how this is going to work.

And, Twitter is announcing its first ever earnings figures later today. But for the social media company, revenue is hardly the only number that matters. Sure, earnings do matter in an earnings report. But people who follow Twitter — the stock — are going to be looking other places for clues, too.

Spanish government figures out this week show that about 113-thousand Spaniards lost their jobs in January. Spain’s unemployment rate of 26 percent is higher than that of any European Union country except Greece. But the government says the economy is improving and the jobs picture will improve this year. The BBC’s Tom Burridge reports from Madrid that one advantage the country enjoys is a skilled and affordable workforce.

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