Jun 5, 2009

Marketplace for Friday, June 5, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, June 5, 2009

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Mixed signals on jobless numbers

Jun 5, 2009
Unemployment hit its highest rate since 1983, though the pace of layoffs let up in May. So have we turned a corner in this recession? Janet Babin reports.

GM to help firm buy Delphi with capital

Jun 5, 2009
General Motors will help a private-equity firm buyout bankrupt auto-parts company Delphi with some of the $30 billion it will receive from the government. Bob Moon reports.

Housing numbers don't tell whole story

Jun 5, 2009
Many of our current economic woes can be blamed on the housing market. And it turns out the worst may not be over in the housing sector. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Competition doesn't always cut it

Jun 5, 2009
Competition is considered healthy, but it doesn't always produce the best result. Commentator K.C. Cole says another strategy may help you finish first.

Weekly Wrap: Recovery roadblocks

Jun 5, 2009
The Atlantic's Megan McArdle and Reuters blogger Felix Salmon talk with Tess Vigeland about what may hamper our economic recovery, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's trip to China, and provide a reality check on the economy.

Are states fixing jobless programs?

Jun 5, 2009
State jobless programs are billions of dollars in debt, which could spell disaster for unemployment benefits. Mitchell Hartman talks with Tess Vigeland about whether states can turn their programs around.

Turning the recession into fiction

Jun 5, 2009
John Steinbeck took Great Depression hardships and turned them into 'The Grapes of Wrath,' an American masterpiece. Now some novelists are at work on books that involve our own economic woes. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Small talk: Pesticides, robots, Japanese

Jun 5, 2009
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers George Judson, Amy Scott and Stacey Vanek-Smith about their favorite under-the-radar business stories this week: Pesticide industry protesting, robotic farmers, and bureaucratic training in Japan.

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