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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 3, 2013
May 3, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 3, 2013

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For the first time in history, the 17 nations that use the euro are headed for two years of back-to-back recession, according to the European Commission. And what are the kids doing these days? It's an age old question. But when it comes to technology, it's an important one. To get some insight, we went to the source -- high schoolers. We found out what apps they use (...Snapchat), what devices they like (iPhones, iPhones, iPhones), and whether they are concerned at all about privacy (that would be a YES).

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The next generation unfriends Facebook

May 3, 2013
What are the kids doing these days? It's an age old question. But when it comes to technology, it's an important one.

Unemployment falls to 7.5%, 165,000 jobs added

May 3, 2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting the economy added 165,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent, beating analyst expectations.

EU faces second year of recession

May 3, 2013
For the first time in history, the 17 nations that use the euro are headed for two years of back-to-back recession, according to the European Commission.

Would raising wages lead to more or fewer jobs?

May 3, 2013
Economists don't agree on whether higher wages boost the economy, or discourage employers from hiring.
Understanding your salary can be like trying to read a foreign language. Even economists can't agree on whether higher wages boost the economy, or discourage employers from hiring.
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PODCAST: Facebook gets a thumbs down, jobs are up

May 3, 2013
The next generation unfriends Facebook. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting the economy added 165,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent, beating analyst expectations.

For the first time in history, the 17 nations that use the euro are headed for two years of back-to-back recession, according to the European Commission. And what are the kids doing these days? It’s an age old question. But when it comes to technology, it’s an important one. To get some insight, we went to the source — high schoolers. We found out what apps they use (…Snapchat), what devices they like (iPhones, iPhones, iPhones), and whether they are concerned at all about privacy (that would be a YES).

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC