Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, September 6, 2013

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JPMorgan is ending its student loan business. A look at what it's like getting a job after being out of work for so long. And what city can afford to put on the 2020 Olympics? 

PODCAST: Jobs numbers and the Olympics

Jobs numbers came out today--it's been a slow economic recovery. And what role does a nation's economy play when the International Olympic Committee picks a host for the 2020 Olympic Games?

Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers discusses latest jobs report

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the economy added 169,000 jobs last month, falling below analyst expectations. The unemployment rate ticked down to 7.3 percent.
Posted In: Economy, jobs numbers, jobs report, Unemployment, labor force

Are you caught up with tech news? This week's Silicon Tally

86 percent, 1.63 inches, 30 meters underground, and 30 days: Can you guess what these numbers mean?
Posted In: silicon tally, Tech

PayPal's updated mobile app changes purchasing experience

PayPal hopes their new app change will help bolster the company's mobile e-commerce.
Posted In: paypal, e-commerce, mobile apps, cell phones

Tech-savvy teachers push schools to new teaching apps

A handful of big publishers win school district contracts again and again. But the latest generation of teachers is forcing districts to rethink business as usual.
Posted In: Education, apps, technology, schools

Unemployment falls to 7.3%, 169,000 jobs added

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the economy added 169,000 jobs last month, falling below analyst expectations. The unemployment rate ticked down to 7.3 percent.
Posted In: Jobs, jobs numbers, Unemployment, jobs report, Economy

JPMorgan Chase will stop making student loans

The country's biggest bank could stop taking new applications in October.
Posted In: student loans, JPMorgan Chase

The economics of winning an Olympics

Does a bidding country’s economy factor into whether it gets to host the Olympic games?
Posted In: Olympics, turkey, Japan, spain

Getting back to work after long-term unemployment

A record number of Americans are long-term unemployed--six months or more. A lackluster job market is putting them back to work--slowly.
Posted In: Unemployment, jobs numbers, jobs market

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Giving Up The Ghost
DJ Shadow
A Mother (For Your Mind)
The Herbaliser
Cissy Strut
The Meters

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