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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, June 7, 2013
Jun 7, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, June 7, 2013

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Two world leaders -- China President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama -- beset by cyber-controversies, have a summit in the desert. The world's richest country, Qatar, has been splurging on international acquisitions. Now that it's landed the 2022 World Cup, the tiny Arab nation is starting to focus more on spending at home. And happy jobs day! The Labor Department will release its latest unemployment estimate this morning.

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Consumers are upbeat even as job creation lags

Jun 7, 2013
Economists see an improvement in consumer confidence, partly driven by the stock market and rising home prices.

Unemployment ticks up to 7.6%, 175,000 jobs added

Jun 7, 2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the economy added 175,000 jobs last month, edging out analyst expectations. The unemployment rate ticked up to 7.6 percent.

Qatar curtails its foreign spending spree

Jun 7, 2013
The world's richest country has been splurging on international acquisitions. Now that it's landed the 2022 World Cup, the tiny Arab nation has started to focus more on spending at home.

Getting to know all about you: Obama and Xi meet

Jun 7, 2013
President Obama is set to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping today in California. The leaders' first meeting will likely cover topics ranging from North Korea to cybersecurity and trade. Also on the docket? Getting to know each other.

PODCAST: Phone records, emails, text messages? Oh my

Jun 7, 2013
Jobs report is same old, same old, but consumer confidence is up. Qatar draws is foreign spending spree to a close. And is the government tracking text messages? Should they?

Obama adviser: Jobs report shows continued recovery

Jun 7, 2013
Alan Krueger, chairman of the president's council of economic advisers, discusses the latest jobs report and what it means for the recovery.

In NSA surveillance, what choice do companies have?

Jun 7, 2013
New revelations show the federal government’s spying program isn’t contained to just telecommunications giant Verizon.

Two world leaders — China President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama — beset by cyber-controversies, have a summit in the desert. The world’s richest country, Qatar, has been splurging on international acquisitions. Now that it’s landed the 2022 World Cup, the tiny Arab nation is starting to focus more on spending at home. And happy jobs day! The Labor Department will release its latest unemployment estimate this morning.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC