Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Oct 7, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 7, 2014

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First up, we get a new window on jobs in Americaone the Federal Reserve watches closely to measure the strength of the overall labor market. It's called JOLTS, or "Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey." We have more on what a certain number in that report—the Quits Rate—says about the U.S. economy. And it's turning out to be a bleak autumn for factories in one pivotal global economy: Germany's. More on that. Plus, public health officials continue to track the well being of about 50 patients in Dallas who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus. To date there are no signs of infection. The labor-intensive surveillance operation is being run by local health officials and a pair of epidemiologists for the CDC. The two are officers in the CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service. With the Ebola outbreak growing, these 'disease detectives' are taking on an increasingly important role. On todays show, a profile of people who fly into communicable disease hotspots for a living.

Segments From this episode

LinkedIn gives college ratings a big data twist

Oct 7, 2014
LinkedIn makes a foray into university rankings by looking at "desirable" jobs.

In a robust labor market, more people say 'I Quit.'

Oct 7, 2014
The Quits Rate in the Job Openings and Labor Turnover report remains low.

Inside the work of Ebola 'Disease Detectives'

Oct 7, 2014
'Geeky problem solvers' who keep tabs on people potentially exposed to Ebola.

PODCAST: LinkedIn goes to college

Oct 7, 2014
Collusion on wall street, LinkedIn ranks colleges, and sponsored festivals in India.

First up, we get a new window on jobs in Americaone the Federal Reserve watches closely to measure the strength of the overall labor market. It’s called JOLTS, or “Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.” We have more on what a certain number in that report—the Quits Rate—says about the U.S. economy. And it’s turning out to be a bleak autumn for factories in one pivotal global economy: Germany’s. More on that. Plus, public health officials continue to track the well being of about 50 patients in Dallas who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus. To date there are no signs of infection. The labor-intensive surveillance operation is being run by local health officials and a pair of epidemiologists for the CDC. The two are officers in the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service. With the Ebola outbreak growing, these ‘disease detectives’ are taking on an increasingly important role. On todays show, a profile of people who fly into communicable disease hotspots for a living.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC