Feb 1, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 1, 2013

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This morning, the Labor Department is set to deliver its all important monthly jobs report. Economists expect roughly 155,000 jobs were created in the U.S. in January, and that the unemployment rate will stay at 7.8 percent. Later on today,…

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Why are the Dreamliner's batteries malfunctioning?

Feb 1, 2013
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Will jobs numbers follow GDP to show slower economy?

Feb 1, 2013
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With stocks up, is the individual investor back?

Feb 1, 2013
The Dow jumped almost 6 percent in January -- its best start to the year since 1994. Does this mean the individual investor has returned to the stock market?

In Spain, corruption and austerity don't mix

Feb 1, 2013
A bribery scandal in Spain is threatening the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy at a time of austerity and high unemployment.

Mixed jobs numbers mean slow, but steady, growth

Feb 1, 2013
A report out today revealed that 157,000 jobs were created in January, but the unemployment rate actually rose to 7.9 percent. Take the average of the two, and it looks like more of the same: slow, but steady, growth.

Super Bowl ad flops

Feb 1, 2013
Even if you don't actually watch the Super Bowl game, everyone watches the Super Bowl ads. And that means big opportunity for T.V. advertisers: a memorable Super Bowl commercial can either make -- or break -- a brand.

U.S. creates 157,000 jobs in January

Feb 1, 2013
In its jobs report for the month of January, the Labor Department made major revisions to its numbers for the months of November and December, revealing even stronger job growth at the end of the year than previously thought.

PODCAST: The White House weighs in on jobs and a look at Super Bowl ad flops

Feb 1, 2013
The White House weighs in on new jobs numbers out today and a look at the greatest flops of Super Bowl ads.

This morning, the Labor Department is set to deliver its all important monthly jobs report. Economists expect roughly 155,000 jobs were created in the U.S. in January, and that the unemployment rate will stay at 7.8 percent. Later on today, at the White House, energy pioneer John Goodenough, a physicist, will receive the National Medal of Science. Goodenough helped develop the lithium ion battery that is used in cars, phones, and Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner. He discusses why the Dreamliner batteries have had so many problems. And, the Dow is off to its strongest start since 1994, up six percent in January. Some economists think this is because individual investors have returned to the market.

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