Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 6, 2012

April 06, 2012

The Labor Department reports the U.S. economy added 120,000 jobs in March, a disappointing number compared to economists' expectations. Manufacturing, though, continues to play a major role in the U.S.'s economic recovery. Apple users got a wake-up call after 600,000 Macs were reportedly infected with a virus. AT&T workers could strike this weekend if negotiations fail. Youth unemployment in Europe is at dangerous levels. And a financial trader known as the "London Whale" is making a splash on Wall Street for making massive bets on complicated financial markets.  

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The retail side of golf was sliced nearly in half by the recession. But the struggling specialty stores -- at least the big ones -- are beginning to make a comeback.
People attend a session on 'speed networking' at a job fair held at the Jewish Community Center (JCC), on March 21, 2012 in New York City.
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The Labor Department reports the economy added 120,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate dropped to 8.2 percent. It was a disappointment compared to expectations. Here, a job seeker fills out a job application in San Francisco, Calif.
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News happens while you sleep. Marketplace Morning Report gives you a head start on the day. Throughout the morning, host David Brancaccio shares the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make the smartest decisions. And from London, host Anu Anand presents Marketplace Morning Report from BBC World Service to bring you up to speed as the global economy shifts. It's the world perspective you need, from two trusted sources.