Dec 2, 2016

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On today's show: We're joined by Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post and Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal for the Weekly Wrap.  Also, jobs numbers are out for the month of November — they're looking good, but not all…

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Weekly Wrap: Jobs, Carrier and Trump

Dec 2, 2016
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks with Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post and Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal for the Weekly Wrap.

Warm winters mean investors’ cold shoulder for coat makers

Dec 2, 2016
The market for winter clothing is shrinking, but manufacturers haven’t acted.
Pedestrians walk along wet and slushy streets in Manhattan as warmer temperatures melt snow on January 27, 2016 in New York City.
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Italy's referendum may reflect populist backlash

Dec 2, 2016
Disgruntled Italians could bring about political upheaval in the weekend vote.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi upon his arrival for talks with European leaders at the Chancellery on November 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

 
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Post-war economic prosperity increased America’s interest in Christmas decor

Dec 2, 2016
Sarah Archer explores economic prosperity in post-war America in her book, "Midcentury Christmas."
A New Year's card issued in the USSR between the 1960s and 1970s.
Courtesy Sarah Archer

Get ready for a higher-end cup of coffee

Dec 2, 2016
Starbucks CEO will focus on a new gourmet brand after leaving his current position.
The interior of a Starbucks Reserve Roasting Room and Tasting Room.
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Strong job market, but not so much for workers with mid-level skills

Dec 2, 2016
Manufacturing jobs are down from October, continuing a long-term trend.
Kyle Tennessen, branch manager at the Command Center temporary employment agency gives a day job assignment to two men, in Williston, North Dakota, on September 6, 2016. 
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Open that snap, it could be your college acceptance letter

Dec 2, 2016
This, and Snapchat glasses that allow you to snap what you're seeing.
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James Mattis as Defense Secretary? One national security expert disagrees

Dec 2, 2016
Dr. Erin Simpson respects Mattis, but doesn’t think he’s a good fit for Defense Secretary.
BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - NOVEMBER 19: (L to R) President-elect Donald Trump speaks as he stands with retired United States Marine Corps general James Mattis after their meeting at Trump International Golf Club, November 19, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration.

 
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On today’s show: We’re joined by Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post and Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal for the Weekly Wrap.  Also, jobs numbers are out for the month of November — they’re looking good, but not all jobs were created equal in this market. We look at what the job market looks like for skilled and unskilled workers. Lastly, President-elect Trump has nominated retired Marine General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense. We talk with military expert Dr. Emily Simpson about why she thinks Mattis is not a good fit for this role. 

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