Jun 1, 2012

Marketplace for Friday, June 1, 2012

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For the third year in a row, spring brought with it no improvement in job growth. We hear from a listener who has been out of work since fall 2008. Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake, Lionel Richie and other celebrities performed today…

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No joke, Google applies for .lol domain

Jun 1, 2012
Google has applied for a number of domain names, from .google to, yes, .lol.

Letter: From the perspective of the long-term unemployed

Jun 1, 2012
We hear from Millford Prewitt, a Brooklynite in his late 50s who has been unemployed for more than three years.

What's up, Europe? French president meets Putin, life goes on

Jun 1, 2012
What might an American audience appreciate about the news in Paris right now, and what's on everybody's mind in France?

The housing bust as seen through the planned community

Jun 1, 2012
Photographer Amanda Dahlgren discusses her pictures of the real estate crash in master-planned communities in San Diego.

Obama to visit 'Black Beverly Hills'

Jun 1, 2012
Black upper middle class View Park in L.A. feels connected to nearby poor neighborhoods.

Jobless unsurprised by today's bad report

Jun 1, 2012
People at an unemployment office say they're experiencing jobless numbers firsthand.

Weekly Wrap: The dismal May jobs report

Jun 1, 2012
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street and beyond. This week: Today's disappointing U.S. jobs report from May.

Music stars rock Walmart shareholders' meeting

Jun 1, 2012
Despite troubling bribery allegations, shareholders partied at the giant retailer's annual meeting this week to live performances by big-name celebs like Justin Timberlake, Aerosmith and Celine Dion.

For the third year in a row, spring brought with it no improvement in job growth. We hear from a listener who has been out of work since fall 2008. Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake, Lionel Richie and other celebrities performed today at Walmart’s annual shareholders meeting. We pay a visit to the residents of View Park, commonly referred to as the Black Beverly Hills. And photographer Amanda Dahlgren talks about her new set of photo essays about lavish, masterplanned residential communities.

Music from the episode

Float On Modest Mouse
Pockets Four Tet
Let Them Knock Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

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