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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday May 9, 2014
May 9, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday May 9, 2014

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China is in conflict with several nations over its claim to a vast part of the South China Sea. The battle with Vietnam is over both territory and potential oil under the sea, started by China moving an oil drilling rig near the contested Paracel Islands. Plus, it's graduation time! But the Class of 2014 isn't celebrating the job market. Young college grads face a 8.5 percent unemployment rate (it was 5.5 percent before the recession), and high school grads face high underemployment. Despite the economic recovery, it'll still take new grads awhile to find good jobs in a promising career.

Segments From this episode

Medicaid's new patients: healthier, and maybe cheaper

May 9, 2014
It may be less expensive for states to expand Medicaid than previously estimated.

Why China and Vietnam are bumping boats

May 9, 2014
China is in conflict over its claim to a vast part of the South China Sea.

Class of 2014 isn't celebrating the job market

May 9, 2014
Despite the economic recovery, it'll still take new grads awhile to find jobs.

PODCAST: Apple goes shopping

May 9, 2014
Congrats college grads; now start job hunting. And, the Marketplace Morning Report Quiz.

Apple + Beats = More Dr. Dre, less earbud?

May 9, 2014
The tech goliath is in talks about a big, big purchase.

China is in conflict with several nations over its claim to a vast part of the South China Sea. The battle with Vietnam is over both territory and potential oil under the sea, started by China moving an oil drilling rig near the contested Paracel Islands. Plus, it’s graduation time! But the Class of 2014 isn’t celebrating the job market. Young college grads face a 8.5 percent unemployment rate (it was 5.5 percent before the recession), and high school grads face high underemployment. Despite the economic recovery, it’ll still take new grads awhile to find good jobs in a promising career.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC