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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.
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.
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.
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.
Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 6, 2011