Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 2, 2010
Apr 2, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 2, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 2, 2010

Segments From this episode

Teen break-ups: No money, no dating

Apr 2, 2010
Young people face an increasing amount of economic pressure when it comes to dating, and for many, no income means no relationship. Summer Sewell from Youth Radio reports.

Arenas struggling to fill seats

Apr 2, 2010
The Arena Football League starts today, and that's good news for an industry that has been in loads of financial turmoil. Poor management and bad timing are also partially to blame. Steve Milne reports.

Marketplace Minute with Bill Radke 4/2

Apr 2, 2010
This week: East Coast drilling, gas mileage, Toyota sales, and relentless iPad yearning.

Time's almost up for jobless benefits

Apr 2, 2010
Rodolfo Franco found an ominous message when he opened his unemployment check this week: Benefit year ending April 12. Thousands of other people across the country are also facing the unavoidable limits of their benefits. Alisa Roth reports.

New jobs report just about meaningless

Apr 2, 2010
Today's jobs numbers have been touted as a hopeful beacon in what's become a dreary downward pattern. But Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich explains to Bob Moon why the figures only reflect a temporary situation in the jobs market.

Are the jobs numbers positive enough?

Apr 2, 2010
Employers added 162,000 workers to payrolls in March, an estimate that falls short of experts' expectations. What caused these numbers to climb? Bob Moon gets a deeper look from analyst Hugh Johnson.

'China rules' still challenge businesses

Apr 2, 2010
A report out today says the biggest problem businesses are facing in China deal with its growing government regulation and protectionism. But overall, the country is still seen as a priority for global investment. Scott Tong reports.

U.K. rail strike averted . . . for now

Apr 2, 2010
The High Court in London stopped rail workers from undergoing a four-day strike that would have severely disrupted commuters and those embarking on Easter vacation. But union leaders say it's only round one. Stephen Beard reports.

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 2, 2010

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC