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Marketplace for Friday, February 3, 2012

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Ahead of the Nevada caucus on Saturday, Kai Ryssdal hosts the show from Las Vegas. He takes an inside look at the foreclosure crisis that’s overtaken the state, and talks to Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh about the company’s move to Vegas’ downtown. Plus, we look at the recent influx of Latinos hoping to open businesses in Sin City. Nationwide, the January jobs report shows the unemployment rate has dropped to 8.3 percent. And The Susan G. Komen Foundation reversed its decision to cut funding for Planned Parenthood.

Segments From this episode

Jobs report brings rare good economic news

by John Dimsdale and Mitchell Hartman Feb 3, 2012
There was some good news from Washington for a change. For the second month in row, U.S. job creation rose, leading some to believe the economy might finally be showing signs of a sustained recovery. But there were some skeptics.

Weekly Wrap: January jobs report

by Kai Ryssdal Feb 3, 2012
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: The January unemployment report and Washington policies.

Latino entrepreneur adapts to survive in Las Vegas

by Adam Burke Feb 3, 2012
The Latino population in Las Vegas has increased dramatically over the last two decades. But Latino business ownership hasn't kept pace.

Komen Foundation does a 180

by Gregory Warner Feb 3, 2012
After a huge outcry, the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation says it will not cut funding to Planned Parenthood. But Komen may not be able to reverse the damage it has done to its organization.
Final Note

Las Vegas to open a Mob Museum

by Kai Ryssdal Feb 3, 2012
Set to open on Feb. 14, the new attraction will feature cool mafia things like John Gotti's suit and machine gun simulators.

Zappos CEO gambles on reviving downtown Las Vegas

by Kai Ryssdal Feb 3, 2012
Tony Hsieh is spending $350 million of his own money to revitalize downtown Las Vegas. He discusses why he's moving his company's headquarters there and what he hopes to achieve.
The Real Economy

Foreclosed: The housing crisis in Las Vegas

by Kai Ryssdal Feb 3, 2012
Las Vegas currently holds the title for the city with the highest number of foreclosures in the country. Here, an inside look at the way people are dealing with this crisis.

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