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Labor-market snapshot not pretty

Scott Tong | Jun 2, 2006
The government's snapshot of the labor market released today wasn't pretty. Employers last month did a whole lot less hiring than expected. It was enough for some economists to use the term "inflection point." Scott Tong explains.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

NYSE may go from the floor to the chip

Amy Scott | Jun 2, 2006
The Big Board has announced a deal to buy the European exchange Euronext, and it may be cooking up a plan to steer more business away from the trading floor and into electronic transactions. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

Preschool ballot measure: Will it be a test?

| Jun 2, 2006
A measure on Tuesday's California ballot calls for state funding of universal preschool. It's controversial. It isn't cheap. And it's being watched closely. Apryl Lundsten reports.

The Plan: We each get $10,000 a year

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 2, 2006
Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid funding adds up to 9% of the US gross domestic product. More than <nobr>$1 trillion</nobr> a year. Some economists say that'll rise to 30% by 2050. Author Charles Murray says he has a better plan <nobr>. . .</nobr> with a capital P.
Posted In: Washington

The Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 2, 2006
Stockbroker David Johnson talks with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened in the markets this week, and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Deciding which leftist to take

Dan Grech | Jun 2, 2006
If the experts are right, the vote in Peru's presidential runoff on Sunday could result in one of the least likely comebacks in Latin American political history. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Addicted to work? What's the problem?

| Jun 2, 2006
Are those Type A personalities forced to do all that work? Or are they, perhaps, workaholics? Commentator Lucy Kellaway says longer hours are good for you.

Straight Story: Law and Oxley

Chris Farrell | Jun 2, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week: Chris files a motion for Sarbanes-Oxley.

Day in the Work Life: Quake expert

| Jun 2, 2006
On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we go digging with an earthquake geologist.

Buzzword: Big Mac Index

| Jun 2, 2006
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance, "Big Mac Index." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy