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The ground work for negotiating three trade agreements are beginning in Congress, but there's a political argument over a longstanding program that helps re-train workers who have lost their jobs because of foreign competition.
It's estimated that U.S. private businesses have spent at least an extra $10 billion a year on security since 9/11, for even the least expected sort of threats.
Because of new sentencing guidelines, up to 12,000 inmates around the country will be eligible for early release. A Missouri nonprofit looks to get them employed, which could help save the country from $200 million in prison expenses
While thousands of rank-and-file workers face layoffs every month, shakeups are also happening at the top ranks of companies. The latest cuts come at Yahoo and Bank of America, both struggling in today's tough market.
Workers across Britain are struggling to find work in any number of industries. Unemployment has made its biggest jump since 2009, and experts say the new austerity plan could make things worse.
Last year, the German government bailed out Greece and other eurozone countries that had run up against tough economic times. Despite the unpopularity of the measure, courts have ruled the moves legal.
Yahoo and Bank of America just let go of some top level officials. And while management may not feel layoffs as much as the average worker, hard times mean less job stability for executives too.
Thousands of workers have been laid off every month this year, while businesses struggle to stay afloat. With stock prices plummeting, more CEOs may start losing their jobs.
Jobs numbers continue to disappoint, but Washington keeps dragging without reaching any agreement to fix unemployment in the U.S. Will they soon start seeing eye-to-eye?
Why exactly do companies not want to hire these days, even if given some incentives? We talk to one small business owner who has been struggling to stay afloat in the fragile economy.
Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, September 7, 2011