Feb 5, 2010

Marketplace for Friday, February 5, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, February 5, 2010

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What do the jobless numbers mean?

Feb 5, 2010
The January unemployment rate dropped from 10% to 9.7%, yet 20,000 jobs were lost. What do the latest numbers say about where we are headed with this economy? John Dimsdale reports.

Weekly Wrap: Economic indicators

Feb 5, 2010
Fortune Magazine's Leigh Gallagher and Clusterstock's John Carney talk with Kai Ryssdal about what's happening with the U.S. labor market and Europe's debt problems.

Who's applying for census jobs?

Feb 5, 2010
A massive campaign is now underway to hire more than a million census workers. Jeff Tyler reports on the head-counting campaign in Los Angeles.

PIGS spells problems for euro

Feb 5, 2010
The acronym for Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain is being used to designate those countries, whose weak economies and debt are causing concern around the globe --- but especially in Europe. Stephen Beard reports.

Will oil field pump up Dubai's economy?

Feb 5, 2010
Officials in Dubai say they've found a fresh oil field. But some experts find the timing of the announcement a little curious. Bob Moon reports.

In New Orleans, Saints vs. candidates

Feb 5, 2010
David Hammer, a reporter for the New Orleans Times-Picayune and life-long Saints fan, talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the Super Bowl is overshadowing The Big Easy's mayoral election.

Execs go incognito to review workplace

Feb 5, 2010
A new reality TV series features bosses from the likes of 7-Eleven and Churchill Downs working entry-level jobs to find out what really goes on in their companies. Amy Scott reports.