Marketplace Morning Report for Friday December 5, 2014
Dec 5, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday December 5, 2014

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Aired on Friday Dec. 5, 2014: The November Jobs Report is released Friday. We look at what the figures tell us about the present state of unemployment and the the economy. Plus, the US Postal Service is out with a new stamp honoring Wilt Chamberlain. It’s another move toward the marketing of celebrity and popular culture stamps, as a way to boost sales. We examine that trend. And all this week, Our Wealth and Poverty Desk has been bringing us stories about gentrification. And as we find out, when old businesses get new landlords, that can lead to some very difficult conversations.

 

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Improved job creation expected for November

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A strong hiring season for seasonal retail jobs is also expected.

Think of it as an exclusivity tax

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For brands like Chanel, high prices are about more than adjusting for inflation.

Wilt Chamberlain postage stamp signals a shift

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Pro basketball player joins a list of recent postal honorees who don't have squeaky-clean pasts.

PODCAST: Adjusting for exclusivity

Dec 5, 2014
A positive jobs report for November, and why Chanel bags have gotten so expensive.

Aired on Friday Dec. 5, 2014: The November Jobs Report is released Friday. We look at what the figures tell us about the present state of unemployment and the the economy. Plus, the US Postal Service is out with a new stamp honoring Wilt Chamberlain. It’s another move toward the marketing of celebrity and popular culture stamps, as a way to boost sales. We examine that trend. And all this week, Our Wealth and Poverty Desk has been bringing us stories about gentrification. And as we find out, when old businesses get new landlords, that can lead to some very difficult conversations.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC