Apr 6, 2012

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The economy added 120,000 jobs in March, but economists were expecting better. We talk with one of the employed - a factory worker who has seen his wages sink even as that sector of the economy hums along. Plus, New…

Segments From this episode

March job growth sluggish

Apr 6, 2012
Employers hired many fewer workers in March than in previous months, but the unemployment rate fell for the first time since January.

The road back to the factory floor

Apr 6, 2012
A laid-off autoworker found a steady job at another factory, but he’s making less

Dutch winemaker saves old French vineyard

Apr 6, 2012
In France, land for development is at a premium, and vineyards are threatened, but Dutch winemaker Cornelius Kamerbeek saved one in the city of Nice.

Weekly Wrap: Jobs, Facebook, and Golf

Apr 6, 2012
New York Bureau chief Heidi Moore and Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal check in for our weekly recap of wall street and the economy: Sluggish jobs report, Facebook plays the exchange game, and will IBM's CEO go to…

Gauging the job impact of environmental regulations

Apr 6, 2012
The Environmental Protection Agency's regulations have long been a object of contention for their impact on jobs. A new report from the Institute for Policy Integrity's hopes to wrap job considerations into the EPA's analyses.

Local 'News Mob' descends on Angels stadium

Apr 6, 2012
The Orange County Register plans to have at least 70 reporters covering the Angels season opener as the media and fan frenzy reaches a fever pitch.

Alabama revamps tough immigration law

Apr 6, 2012
State legislators may ease restrictions on employers and tighten enforcement on undocumented immigrants.

Letters: 'Hearting' taxes, medical tests

Apr 6, 2012
Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: the impact of taxes on the community, unnecessary medical tests and procedures, and making matzo more appealing.

The economy added 120,000 jobs in March, but economists were expecting better. We talk with one of the employed – a factory worker who has seen his wages sink even as that sector of the economy hums along. Plus, New York Bureau Chief Heidi Moore and Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal examine this month’s job numbers in our Weekly Wrap segment. Also on the show, a Dutch winemaker saves a vineyard in the south of France as skyrocking real estate prices pit grapes against developers. We talk with the director behind a study out of NYU that says new environmental regulations should consider the jobs lost and gained before being passed. And a look at how reforms to Alabama’s immigration laws could help out business but make life harder for undocumented immigrants.

Music from the episode

Nightfood Tussle
Selector Mark Ronson, The Business Intl
Sunday - Instrumental 9th Wonder, Keisha Shontelle, Chaundon
Love Jones J Dilla