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Marketplace for Friday, January 10, 2014
Jan 10, 2014

Marketplace for Friday, January 10, 2014

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The Labor Participation Rate hasn’t been this low since the late 1970s.  Who's in? Who's out? Target has upped the total number of customers impacted by its two-and-a-half week data breach to 70 million. A staggering figure that’s a reminder of the volume of shopping that happens in the U.S. consumer economy. California's state budget famously sank during the recession. Now that the state has just as famously turned it around and has a revenue surplus, Gov. Jerry Brown wants the state to pay down debts it piled up during the bad years.

Segments From this episode

Aereo streaming TV case heads to Supreme Court

Jan 10, 2014
The Supreme Court says it's going to consider a case involving a company called Aereo, backed by media mogul Barry Diller.

Why offices are ditching their PCs for iPads

Jan 10, 2014
Analysts suspect that PCs are being replaced by tablets, as trust in the cloud grows.

Why a declining jobless rate may be worse than you think

Jan 10, 2014
The labor force participation rate (LFPR) hasn’t been this low since the late 1970s.

California's budget issue: What to do with all this money?

Jan 10, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown wants the state to pay down some of the debts it piled up during the bad years.

Explaining the 'continuing resolution'

Jan 10, 2014
Why does Congress use "continuing resolutions" for a lot budgeting?

First, the polar vortex. Now, a winter jobs swoon!

Jan 10, 2014
Breaking down the bad news from the falling unemployment rate.

Chemical spill in W.V. water sparks rush on bottled water

Jan 10, 2014
Grocery store owner Don Tate is telling customers to buy microwavable food and disposable dishware.

The Labor Participation Rate hasn’t been this low since the late 1970s.  Who’s in? Who’s out? Target has upped the total number of customers impacted by its two-and-a-half week data breach to 70 million. A staggering figure that’s a reminder of the volume of shopping that happens in the U.S. consumer economy. California’s state budget famously sank during the recession. Now that the state has just as famously turned it around and has a revenue surplus, Gov. Jerry Brown wants the state to pay down debts it piled up during the bad years.

Music from the episode

Bess St. White Denim
Two Matchsticks The Wooden Birds