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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marketplace for Friday, August 6, 2010