Nov 2, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 2, 2012

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The Labor Department releases its last employment report before the election today. The U.S. has added jobs for 24 consecutive months, but at a slow rate. Superstorm Sandy has many companies rethinking flexible scheduling plans. The New York City Marathon…

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The economy keeps adding jobs -- slowly

Nov 2, 2012
The Labor Department releases its last employment report before the election today. The U.S. has added jobs for 24 consecutive months, but at a slow rate.

Telecommuting takes center stage

Nov 2, 2012
Superstorm Sandy has many companies rethinking flexible scheduling plans.

Checking in on the candidates education plans

Nov 2, 2012
With the government's latest jobs report due out this morning, talk of jobs and the economy will likely rule the day. But there are a host of other issues at stake in this election, including education.

After Sandy, the marathon must go on

Nov 2, 2012
The New York City Marathon will go off as scheduled Sunday morning as the city still deals with clean up, massive power outages, and limited transit services.

Unemployment ticks up to 7.9%, 171,000 jobs added

Nov 2, 2012
The government's October jobs report is out this morning and the Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that the economy added 171,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent.

Surviving Sandy in Brigantine, New Jersey

Nov 2, 2012
There is no normal in New Jersey this week: Evacuation orders prevent some from returning home and Atlantic City’s bright lights shine, while stop lights are dark.

Nick Kroll's two cents on the 99%, 47%, and the Take 5 candy bar

Nov 2, 2012
During this campaign, we’ve been inundated with numbers and percentages from both the media and the candidates alike. 99 percent, 5 trillion, 1 percent ,7 trillion, 47 percent, and it has left Nick Kroll 100 percent confused.

Jobs report: 'Bumping along the bottom' or 'continued healing'

Nov 2, 2012
The economy added 171,000 jobs last month and unemployment rate in October ticked up to 7.9 percent as more people entered the workforce to look for jobs. Obama and Romney economic advisers tell us what they see in the numbers.…

PODCAST: Hobbits on a plane and a new jobs report

Nov 2, 2012
Hey, everybody, happy October Jobs Report Day! We'll see just how happy it is. Also, why Sandy could be a boon to telecommuting, and what happens when you put a hobbit on an airplane.

The Labor Department releases its last employment report before the election today. The U.S. has added jobs for 24 consecutive months, but at a slow rate. Superstorm Sandy has many companies rethinking flexible scheduling plans. The New York City Marathon will go off as scheduled Sunday morning as the city still deals with clean up, massive power outages, and limited transit services.

 

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