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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Oct 22, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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The U.S. government put out its long delayed employment report for September on Tuesday morning. The report, which usually is released on a Friday, was supposed to be out nearly three weeks ago, but furloughed Department of Labor statisticians weren't allowed to crunch the numbers in a timely fashion. The International Labor Organization and the government of Bangladesh are launching a campaign starting Tuesday to improve working conditions at clothing factories. It will use money from British and Dutch governments to boost worker's rights and make factories safer, about six months after a factory collapsed killed 1,100 people. And, looking to train for the job of the future? Hope you like the cold, because the latest ice-breaking technology could spark a new era of commerce in the far north. 

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New campaign to help Bangladeshi workers

Oct 22, 2013
Six months after a factory collapse killed 1,100 people, there's a new international effort to help improve working conditions for garment workers in Bangladesh.

Climate change opens up new era of commerce in Alaska

Oct 22, 2013
Melting ice and new technology have opened up the Arctic to more shipping, fishing, tourism, and oil and gas production.

Unemployment dips to 7.2 percent; 148,000 jobs added

Oct 22, 2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the economy added 148,000 jobs last month. The unemployment rate fell to 7.2 percent.

Jobs report Tuesday: So late... so what?

Oct 22, 2013
The delayed October jobs report is out today, to be followed sooner than usual by the November report.

Are kids being mistreated in America's private prisons?

Oct 22, 2013
A new exposé in The Huffington Post describes startling allegations of abuse and neglect at for-profit juvenile prisons.

Job growth was steady in September, but things could be better

Oct 22, 2013
Jason Furman, chair of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, reacts to today's jobs report.

PODCAST: New jobs report shows 148,000 jobs added

Oct 22, 2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the economy added 148,000 jobs last month. The unemployment rate fell to 7.2 percent. And, new exposé in The Huffington Post describes startling allegations of abuse and neglect at for-profit juvenile prisons.

The U.S. government put out its long delayed employment report for September on Tuesday morning. The report, which usually is released on a Friday, was supposed to be out nearly three weeks ago, but furloughed Department of Labor statisticians weren’t allowed to crunch the numbers in a timely fashion. The International Labor Organization and the government of Bangladesh are launching a campaign starting Tuesday to improve working conditions at clothing factories. It will use money from British and Dutch governments to boost worker’s rights and make factories safer, about six months after a factory collapsed killed 1,100 people. And, looking to train for the job of the future? Hope you like the cold, because the latest ice-breaking technology could spark a new era of commerce in the far north. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC