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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 7, 2014
Mar 7, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 7, 2014

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Hear from two job seekers about their struggles finding work after their unemployment benefits ran out. Plus, Slingbox goes to Mexico, and is selling for a lot more than it costs in the US. The Conservative Political Action Conference kicks off, but does a good appearance at CPAC yield lots of money down the line? Also, how companies that make year-end, lump-sum contributions to retirement plans save money, but can shave tens of thousands from employees’ retirement accounts.

 

Segments From this episode

Why foreign consumers shop in U.S.

Mar 7, 2014
Competition and other factors can lower the price of consumer goods in this country.

The increasing difficulty of being out of work

Mar 7, 2014
Job seekers try to find work after unemployment benefits run out.

Fundraising, with subtlety, at CPAC

Mar 7, 2014
Delivering a memorable speech at CPAC can yield more for campaigns down the line.
Donald Trump, photographed at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013.
NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Supermarkets are super tiny compared to Wal-Mart

Mar 7, 2014
In the grocery business, supermarkets are the underdog

Job growth strengthens, jobless rate ticks up to 6.7%

Mar 7, 2014
The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in February.

PODCAST: February jobs report

Mar 7, 2014
A look at supermarket mergers. And some employers are shifting how they contribute to 401(k) plans.

Some employers shift 401(k) matches

Mar 7, 2014
Employees could lose money if their company contributes only once a year

Hear from two job seekers about their struggles finding work after their unemployment benefits ran out. Plus, Slingbox goes to Mexico, and is selling for a lot more than it costs in the US. The Conservative Political Action Conference kicks off, but does a good appearance at CPAC yield lots of money down the line? Also, how companies that make year-end, lump-sum contributions to retirement plans save money, but can shave tens of thousands from employees’ retirement accounts.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC