Jan 7, 2011

Marketplace for Friday, January 7, 2011

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Marketplace for Friday, January 7, 2011

Segments From this episode

Construction equipment hot property for thieves

Jan 7, 2011
You'd think the sheer size and weight of construction equipment would make it thief-proof. But heavy duty bulldozers and back hoes are commonly stolen in the U.S. and Canada. Marketplace's Sean Cole takes a look at why.

What now: The future of computer geeks

Jan 7, 2011
Marissa Mayer, vice president of consumer products at Google, is an unapologetic geek and thinks that the Internet will encourage others, male or female, to be geeks just like her.

Weekly Wrap: The jobs numbers and Wall St.

Jan 7, 2011
Kai Ryssdal talks to Heidi Moore from The Dealbook at The New York Times and Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal about how today's jobs numbers might affect the stock market.

What Sudan's referendum may mean for oil and the world

Jan 7, 2011
Kai Ryssdal talks to Jon Temin, head of the Sudan program for the United States Institute of Peace, about the upcoming referendum in Sudan and how it'll affect potential North and South Sudans and the world economy.

Jobs report reveals discouraged workers giving up job hunt

Jan 7, 2011
Although the jobs report today showed the unemployment rate dropping from 9.8 to 9.4 percent, it's estimated that half of that drop is from people who have given up the job hunt altogether. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Geithner to discuss corporate tax rate with executives

Jan 7, 2011
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is expected to meet with executives to discuss the current business tax rate -- right now, a high 35 percent. It'll be an important discussion, reports David Gura.

The revival of rayon

Jan 7, 2011
Commodities prices have been rising, and the upwards costs of cotton have forced some clothes designers to return to a trend of the '70s and '80s: rayon. The fabric does have other benefits, though. Jennifer Collins reports.

Music from the episode

Steal My Kisses Ben Harper And The Innocent Criminals
We're Young and Beautiful Carrie Underwood
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