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Jun 1, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, June 1, 2012

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Today, the latest monthly job numbers come out and the Federal Reserve will be watching to determine their next move. Although, we hear a lot of data when it comes to the economy, everyone's story is unique. We visit a…

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Companies delay IPO due to Facebook, Euro crisis

Jun 1, 2012
Yesterday discount travel website Kayak announced it’s putting off going public. In the UK, luxury jeweler Graff Diamonds has made a similar move, and today Formula One announced it’s shelving its IPO.

Jobs report shows Spring slow down

Jun 1, 2012
The U.S. added 69,000 jobs in May and the unemployment rate in the U.S. climbed to 8.2 percent, from 8.1 percent in April. At the same time, the number of jobs created in March and April has been revised down.
An applicant fills out a form as she looks for a job at a job fair in Portland, Oregon.
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May's jobs numbers disappoint

Jun 1, 2012
The government recorded just 69,000 additional jobs in May. A separate survey of households showed unemployment at 8.2 percent, a slight increase from April.

Measuring five different Californias

Jun 1, 2012
A demographic survey says, California, like other states, is actually several different voting and demographic units within one. What are the public policy implications of these divisions?

Shareholders to vote against Wal-Mart's board

Jun 1, 2012
A symbolic vote held today will a message that investors are not happy with Wal-Mart's management.

Investors seek better hurricane risk disclosure

Jun 1, 2012
Hurricane season is here, and companies are hedging more against climate risk. Investors also want to know more about this risk.

Checking in with the newly unemployed

Jun 1, 2012
Fresh out of work, a newcomer to the search for work talks about her next steps.

Jobs data may determine Fed's next step

Jun 1, 2012
May's job data, which comes out today, could help determine whether the Federal Reserve pumps more money into the U.S. economy.

Checking in with the newly unemployed: Part 2

Jun 1, 2012
Newly unemployed, a newcomer to the search for work talks about his next steps.

White House responds to jobs numbers

Jun 1, 2012
The American workforce feels it, but now its official: the economy created a meager number of jobs in May. Alan Krueger, chair of the President's council of economic advisors joined us live for the White House's reaction.

Former student debtor teaches others to manage money

A new report from the New York Federal Reserve Bank shows that student debt is up nearly 8 percent in just the last year. David Weliver, publisher of financial advice blog, Money Under 30, tells us his story.
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PODCAST: 'Money Under 30' and Facebook syndrome

Jun 1, 2012
Today, the latest monthly job numbers come out and the Federal Reserve will be watching to determine their next move. Although, we hear a lot of data when it comes to the economy, everyone's story is unique. We visit a…

Today, the latest monthly job numbers come out and the Federal Reserve will be watching to determine their next move. Although, we hear a lot of data when it comes to the economy, everyone’s story is unique. We visit a job center in Portland, Oregon to take the pulse of people who are just hitting the unemployment lines. Wal-Mart shareholders gather in Bentonville, Arkansas for the company’s annual meeting. As hurricane season starts, stronger and more frequent storms have companies pulling out of parts of the Bahamas and Florida.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC