Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 5, 2013
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Season 6 of the hit drama series 'Mad Men' starts on AMC this Sunday. As fans flock to TV screens to catch up with Don, Peggy and Pete, businesses are trying to catch up with those fans. Officials in China announced today that a sixth person has died from a new strain of bird flu. 14 people near Shanghai have been infected, and today authorities there decided to close all of the city's poultry markets. And how is Brazil working to attract foreign skilled workers?
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The unemployment rate fell in March, but is that a good thing? For many, long-term unemployment gets longer. And Larry Summers tells us what's ahead for the economy.
Posted In: Obama, federal budget, Social Security
President Obama's new budget proposal -- which will be formally unveiled next week -- includes a move to slow payments to Social Security.
Posted In: Larry Summers, Economy, Unemployment
Larry Summers discusses the state of the economic recovery, why the stock market is booming, and what's ahead in the coming months.
Posted In: brazil, Immigration, Science
Stephen Keppel, economic editor at Univision News, joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to explain how Brazil is working to attract foreign skilled workers from around the world.
Posted In: Facebook, mobile apps, mobile, smartphone
While some are calling Facebook's big announcement on Thursday 'the fanciest screensaver anyone's ever seen,' Farhad Manjoo at Slate Magazine thinks 'Home' will work for a lot of people, including teens.