Jul 2, 2010

Marketplace for Friday, July 2, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, July 2, 2010

Segments From this episode

What latest jobless rate figures mean

Jul 2, 2010
The unemployment rate dropped, but don't take that as a good sign yet. Reporter Mitchell Hartman explains how to understand the latest unemployment figures.

Black workers at a disadvantage

Jul 2, 2010
Host Tess Vigeland talks to Steven Pitts of the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research about the job market for African Americans and the numbers from the center's latest report.

Apple admits it boosted bars on iPhone

Jul 2, 2010
Software update won't fix bad reception and dropped calls complaining as some iPhone customer still complain about poor reception. Reporter Bob Moon gives an update on the iPhone signal situation.

Habitat fixing and selling foreclosures

Jul 2, 2010
With the housing market still at a low, home builders are having a tough time staying afloat, except for one -- Habitat for Humanity. Eve Troeh reports.

Weekly Wrap: The job market, financial reform

Jul 2, 2010
Reuters's Felix Salmon and the Atlantic's Megan McArdle talk with Tess Vigeland about the latest unemployment figures and what it means for the recovery, and the financial reform bill.

Summer Reading: Kevin Pereira

Jul 2, 2010
Kevin Pereira, co-host of G4TV's "Attack of the Show," shares his summer reading pick: A guide on business management that throws convention out the window.

Into the 'Honda Jungle' of the Amazon

Jul 2, 2010
There are no roads for cars in or out out of Peruvian town Iquitos, which is deep in the Amazonian rainforest -- so Honda opened a motorcycle factory to cater to local needs.

Small talk: Light sabers, wine machines

Jul 2, 2010
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Dalasie Michaelis, Bill Radke and Stacey Vanek-Smith about real light sabers, wine vending machines and the worst (or best) drunk story ever.

Music from the episode