Aug 6, 2010

Marketplace for Friday, August 6, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, August 6, 2010

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Local gov't job cuts take economic toll

Aug 6, 2010
The latest jobs report shows the economy lost more jobs than expected and added fewer. Only about 71,000 jobs were created in the private sector last month. Meanwhile, 143,000 temporary census workers were let go. And state and local governments slashed 48,000 jobs in July. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Pamphlets with information about unemployment are displayed at Eastbay Works Oakland One-Stop Career Center in Oakland, California.
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Firms bring outsourced jobs 'onshore'

Aug 6, 2010
More U.S. employers are bringing jobs they outsourced to low-wage countries back to America. Jill Barshay reports on "on-shoring."

For-profit crackdown may hurt WaPo

Aug 6, 2010
The Washington Post Company may suffer from a crackdown by lawmakers. Why? Because Congress wants to limit the growing amount of federal financial aid that's paid out to for-profit colleges. Confused? Bob Moon explains.

Weekly Wrap: Jobs numbers, the Fed

Aug 6, 2010
Fortune Magazine's Leigh Gallagher and The Big Money's Heidi Moore talk with Kai Ryssdal about the latest jobs numbers and whether the Federal Reserve should step in and do something.

B of A wants out of secret restrictions

Aug 6, 2010
Wall Street Journal reporter Dan Fitzpatrick talks with Kai Ryssdal about why Bank of America is trying to climb out of a secret government sanction imposed during the financial crisis, and whether this means there is more regulating going on than we know about.

Crop Mobs build community on the farm

Aug 6, 2010
There's a movement afoot for the landless to help out on sustainable and community farms -- not for money, but not for free either. The model of this movement is based on an age old economic model: the barter system. Janet Babin reports.

Wal-Mart's bank ambitions in Mexico

Aug 6, 2010
In Mexico, one firm is opening new bank branches left and right. The name might sound familiar -- Banco de Wal-Mart. That's right. Wal-Mart has its own bank in Mexico. Jeff Tyler reports it's recruiting new business from inside its retail stores.

Music from the episode

Like Foxes Through Fences The American Analog Set
Gone to Earth The American Analog Set
Fantasy Earth, Wind & Fire