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In the past, finding people to fill census jobs wasn't easy. But with millions of people out of work, many qualified candidates are heading to the U.S. Census Bureau seeking a job. Alex Cohen reports.
After being laid off from her job, Rachel Steinberg headed to camp. But she wasn't roasting marshmallows. She was attending a camp that teaches the jobless how to cope. Steve Chiotakis speaks with the San Francisco resident about what she learned.
Almost 60 percent of Americans use a professional for their tax needs. But as people simplify their financial portfolios and the popularity of online tax preparation grows, will tax professionals still be in demand? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Struggling automaker GM has been approaching individual European governments for help. Now the European Union is calling for a crisis meeting with countries that have GM factories. Christopher Werth reports.
Barbie's turning 50. But she has bigger problems than just getting older. Sales of the iconic doll are down 21%. So parent company Mattel is hoping for a sales boost as it opens its first-ever Barbie megastore in China. Scott Tong reports.
Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 6, 2009