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Apr 1, 2011

Marketplace for April 1, 2011

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Marketplace for April 1, 2011

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Happiness comes with a higher crude oil price

Apr 1, 2011
This final note today. Oil closed at almost $108 a barrel in New York this afternoon. That's actually a good thing, 'cause it implies traders think...

Employment picks up

Apr 1, 2011
The U.S. created 216,000 jobs last month, pushing down the unemployment rate to 8.8 percent. Much of the country is ready to stop thinking about jobs, but millions of Americans remain out of work.

Firms cash in on edible advertising

Apr 1, 2011
Ads are everywhere in grocery stores -- milk cartons, shopping carts, the floor. But now, new technology means you might start seeing ads on your food.

Retraining for a new career in the health field

Apr 1, 2011
Freelance producer Deb Monroe recently switched careers. She takes us on her journey as she searches for a job in the jam-packed health care field.

Retailers make daily deals

Apr 1, 2011
Move over Groupon. Manufacturers and retailers are setting up their own sales without you.

Weekly Wrap: Budget cuts, employment numbers

Apr 1, 2011
Reviewing the week in Wall Street with Marketplace New York bureau chief Heidi Moore and Cardiff Garcia from FT Alphaville. This week: budget cuts, the government shutdown and jobs numbers.

As prices rise, eateries rethink how to buy food

Apr 1, 2011
Restaurant chains like Red Lobster are testing new buying strategies to cope with soaring prices of ingredients.

Focusing more on fixing unemployment and the deficit

Apr 1, 2011
Christina Romer, former chairwoman of the Council of Economic Advisors, talks about why she thinks Washington needs to do more for jobs and the deficit now, even if it may be difficult.

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