Sep 5, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, September 5, 2016

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On today's show, we'll interview Labor Secretary Thomas Perez about the drop in manufacturing jobs this August; the decline in credit union options for employees; and a rise in the price of crude oil in Europe. 

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Back to school in August? Tourism businesses not happy

Sep 5, 2016
In some states, a pre-Labor Day school start is banned; but schools are pushing back.
Scheduling the first day of school can be tricky.
Visual Hunt

Don't expect a credit union membership through work

Sep 5, 2016
This long-offered benefit is no longer as attractive to employees.
A Coastal Federal Credit Union branch located in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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The best Labor Day sales

Sep 5, 2016
There are bargains on Labor Day. But you have to know what to look for.
If you're need of appliances this Labor Day, you're in luck.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

In some rural areas, Pokemon not such a go

Sep 5, 2016
In rural Washington, there are no Pokemon to catch. Just a blank map. A yawning blue and green screen.
Brogan Heising, 10, and Rourke Heising, 8, really want to play the new popular game Pokemon Go. But living outside of Finley, Wash., in the country, that’s not an option for their summer break
Anna King

The movement for paid sick leave

Sep 5, 2016
Without national legislation, the Labor Department says nearly 44 million workers don’t have the benefit.

Labor Secretary Tom Perez reflects on this summer's job growth

Sep 5, 2016
Perez joined us to talk about job growth, the manufacturing sector, and eligibility for overtime pay.
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez (C-R) listens to trainee Tim Demol explain the functions of an automated coffee brewing machine created as a technical exercise at the Siemens training facility in Berlin, Germany. Secretary Perez visited the center to learn more about the German trainee system, in which manufacturers offer paid multi-year training programs to recent high school graduates.
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Pokemon a no-Go in rural areas

Sep 5, 2016
The movement for paid sick leave, the effect of an early Labor Day on the tourism industry, and the issues rural residents are having with Pokemon Go.

On today’s show, we’ll interview Labor Secretary Thomas Perez about the drop in manufacturing jobs this August; the decline in credit union options for employees; and a rise in the price of crude oil in Europe. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC