Oct 7, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 7, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 7, 2011

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Ten years later, Afghanistan is largest aid recipient in the world

Oct 7, 2011
Ten years ago, the U.S. and other countries invaded Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 attacks. Today, the U.S. spends around $300 million a month back

Gene Sperling: Jobs news good, but not nearly good enough

Oct 7, 2011
For many, today's jobs news is good -- but not good enough. We ask National Economic Council director Gene Sperling what still needs to be done.

How private campaign donations are effecting elections

Oct 7, 2011
After laws were passed allowing corporations, to spend unlimited amounts on campaign funding, North Carolina business owner Art Pope went to work to change the outcome of his state elections.

Military jobs hard-hit

Oct 7, 2011
As the monthly jobs report is released, the country is facing a new round of the unemployed -- this time from soldiers returning home from abroad.

Greek foreign minister on the country's economic crisis

Oct 7, 2011
Stavros Lambrinidis discusses what happened to Greece that might have led to the current economic problems there, and offers a lesson learned.

Greeks mull over possible voter referendum

Oct 7, 2011
Many Greeks are starting to believe no one is listening to their protests, no matter how loud and dramatic. But they might get a chance to shape some financial reforms in a voter referendum later this year.

Should Occupy Wall Street get more specific?

Oct 7, 2011
The protests continue, and as they grow in size and relevance, so arise calls for specific requests and policy proposals. Will the movement be able to develop specifics, or will they hurt the movement?

Help wanted -- desperately!

Oct 7, 2011
Jobs are tough all over but for one company hiring software engineers, trouble cuts the other way.

Panel to define 'essential' benefits under health care reform law

Oct 7, 2011
Under the new health care reform law, insurance companies will be required to pay for essential benefits. But what exactly is essential when it comes to medical care in the U.S.?

U.S. employers add 103,000 jobs, giving experts a reason for optimism

Oct 7, 2011
Numbers out this morning show that American employers added over 100,000 jobs last month. Jill Schlesinger tells us why this could be a turning point.

Chris Low: U.S. economy is 'being held hostage' by eurozone crisis

Oct 7, 2011
FTN Financial economist Chris Low says that the positive jobs report out today is contributing to a slightly better economic outlook in the U.S., but markets won't recover until the problems in Europe are solved.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC