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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 2, 2013
Aug 2, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 2, 2013

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Remember the phone hacking by tabloids in Britain: Are other big corporations up to similar things? The latest monthly jobs numbers for July. And in Camden, NJ, one small doctor's office tries to make a big gain in holding down costs by moving closer to the sickest seniors.

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Sales tax holidays: Economic boost or lost state revenue?

Aug 2, 2013
From Massachusetts to Alabama, sales tax on everything from socks to laptops will be waived. But not every state wants to leave those tax dollars on the table.

UK businesses investigated for phone-hacking, 'blagging'

Aug 2, 2013
The phone-hacking scandal in Britain may extend far beyond the news media to hundreds of other companies.

Setting up shop where the sick are

Aug 2, 2013
In Camden, NJ, one small doctor's office tries to make a big gain in holding down costs by moving closer to the sickest seniors.

162,000 jobs added, unemployment falls to 7.4%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the economy added 162,000 jobs last month, falling below analyst expectations. The unemployment rate fell to 7.4 percent.

Compared to stocks and real estate, the job market’s a slacker

Aug 2, 2013
Unemployment claims are down; economic growth is up, as are car sales and stock prices. But the question remains, will all that add up to more jobs?

When a part-time job plus a part-time job still isn't enough

Aug 2, 2013
48-year-old Lisa Darcey has a lot of experience doing the part-time shuffle. Unable to find a full-time position, Darcey works two part-time jobs and is trying to add a third to the mix.

PODCAST: Part-time plus part-time equals what?

Aug 2, 2013
The latest jobs numbers are a disappointment. And in Camden, NJ, one small doctor's office tries to make a big gain in holding down costs by moving closer to the sickest seniors.

After Fab, can the SEC haul in bigger executive fish?

Aug 2, 2013
The SEC has six pending cases against 18 executives accused of misconduct before or during the financial crisis.

Remember the phone hacking by tabloids in Britain: Are other big corporations up to similar things? The latest monthly jobs numbers for July. And in Camden, NJ, one small doctor’s office tries to make a big gain in holding down costs by moving closer to the sickest seniors.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC