May 6, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 6, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 6, 2011

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Bridging the gap between nurses and IT

May 6, 2011
As hospitals try to reach a federal deadline of 2015 to go electronic, the job field of nursing informatics is in high demand.

The toil index is rising

May 6, 2011
The number of hours Americans have to work in order to pay off their mortgages or rents has risen significantly in recent decades.

Cuba cuts down on its coffee fix

May 6, 2011
In a cost-cutting measure, Cuba is cutting down on the rations of coffee offered to citizens.

Commodity prices plummet as U.S. economic growth slows

May 6, 2011
Commodity prices have fallen sharply after disappointing economic news on jobs and growth in the U.S. Without consumer demand, the commodity prices would continue to fall.

Drought takes economic toll on Texas

May 6, 2011
While the Mississippi River floods 400 miles away, Texas finds itself in its driest period in 100 years.

Oil, gold, commodity prices take sharp fall

May 6, 2011
The BBC's Andrew Walker explains how the recent slump in commodity prices reflects slow economic growth.

Portuguese civil servants strike after bailout deal

May 6, 2011
Trade unions in Portugal today are protesting against austerity measures that are a part of the country's bailout plan.

U.S. economy creates 244,000 jobs in April

May 6, 2011
According to today's report from the Labor Department, thousands of Americans went back into the work force in April. Jill Schlesinger from CBS/Moneywatch explains how this number could indicate huge improvements to the job market.

U.S. reports best job growth since 2006

May 6, 2011
The unemployment rate rose slightly to 9 percent in April, even as the economy added 244,000 jobs -- more jobs than during any month since 2006. Chris Low from FTN Financial explains.

Senate GOP vows to block consumer bureau chief

May 6, 2011
U.S. Senate Republicans told President Obama they will block any nominee to lead the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unless Democrats agree to structure and funding changes within the agency.

U.S. unemployment rate ticks up to 9%

May 6, 2011
Economist Gary Burtless from the Brookings Institution examines today's unemployment news from the U.S. Labor Department.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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