Segments From this episode
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marketplace for Friday, January 7, 2011