Segments From this episode
The Labor Department jobs report says 36,000 jobs were lost in February and the number of temporary workers has shot up for the fifth straight month. That usually means permanent hiring isn't far behind. Usually. Mitchell Hartman reports.
President Obama wants to slap a fee on some of the nation's biggest banks to recoup $99 billion in taxpayer bailout money. But the Congressional Budget Office warns the tax would ultimately hit consumers and investors. Bob Moon reports.
Environmentalists want the greater sage grouse of the American West listed as endangered. Ranchers and energy developers don't. Sarah Gardner reports on the Interior Department's compromise of sorts.
Fortune Magazine's Leigh Gallagher and Clusterstock's John Carney talk with Kai Ryssdal about whether it matters if we have a Consumer Financial Protection Agency, and where the economy is with indicators all over the place.
Many states are facing budget cuts that jeopardize the future of historically black colleges. Commentator Dr. Ronald Mason, president of Jackson State University, says it's time to adapt or perish.
Tourism is big business in Los Angeles. But what most people don't do is walk through L.A.'s grittier neighborhoods. One man's gang tour may change that. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Marketplace for Friday, March 5, 2010