Apr 2, 2010

Marketplace for Friday, April 2, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, April 2, 2010

Segments From this episode

What's driving job creation?

Apr 2, 2010
The government reported that 162,000 new jobs were created in March, the biggest monthly increase in three years. But will the numbers continue to grow? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Local, state tax revenues on the rise

Apr 2, 2010
State and local tax revenues have increased for the first time in more than a year, according to the Census Bureau. But what does that mean for local economies and will it continue? Alisa Roth reports.

Steel spat may push up product prices

Apr 2, 2010
Europe correspondent Stephen Beard talks with Kai Ryssdal about how a battle between steel makers and iron ore producers may affect consumer product prices.

Egg sellers are celebrating this Easter

Apr 2, 2010
So far, Easter looks like it'll bring in slightly more money for retailers than it did last year. Shoppers are snatching up all kinds of candies and food, including eggs. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Malls prepare for iPad debut

Apr 2, 2010
Malls are preparing for a big weekend, but the crowds won't be coming for the Easter holiday -- they're coming for the new Apple iPad. Sally Herships reports.

Weekly Wrap: Jobs and CEO pay

Apr 2, 2010
Reuters blogger Felix Salmon and Fortune magazine's Leigh Gallagher talk with Kai Ryssdal about the latest jobs report and what's going on with CEO compensation.

Personal bankruptcy filings increase

Apr 2, 2010
More people are filing for bankruptcy than any time since the recession began. And some filers are deciding to walk away from their deeply underwater homes through bankruptcy. Kai Ryssdal talks to reporter Mitchell Hartman about what's behind the increase.

Music from the episode

Roof Rack Cornershop
Eyes On The Prize Mavis Staples