Nov 4, 2016

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Four days from Election Day, and it's the calm before the storm — or it would be, if there weren't a jobs report to talk about! We'll get to that in the Weekly Wrap, plus wages. We'll also talk about…

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Weekly Wrap: The 'Goldilocks' level of employment

Nov 4, 2016
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks to Nela Richardson of Redfin and John Carney of the Wall Street Journal for the Weekly Wrap.

'Moonlight': The anti-blockbuster shaking up Hollywood

Nov 4, 2016
Director Barry Jenkins talks about the film everyone is talking about.
"Moonlight," based on the play "In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue," was made for less than $5 million.
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Yes, wages are rising faster than in several years. No, that isn’t great.

Nov 4, 2016
The monthly jobs report from the Labor Department said wages are growing at the fastest rate since the economic recovery started seven years. That’s good, certainly. But labor market experts looking at the bigger picture might revise that assessment downward…
A woman waits for a job at the Command Center temporary employment agency in Williston, North Dakota.
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Chinese firm Wanda to buy Dick Clark Productions

Nov 4, 2016
The Chinese Company Dalian Wanda Group has been on a shopping spree in Hollywood. Today, the company announced that it bought Dick Clark Productions. That gives them the rights to high-profile events like the Golden Globes awards and the Miss…
Dalian Wanda is buying Dick Clark Productions, its first step into TV production. Above, the Wanda cinema next to the Wanda Group building in Beijing. 
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Minimum wage pumps up Florida voters

Nov 4, 2016
A state pay-hike proposal didn't make it on the ballot, but the campaign continues.
People line up to vote at an early polling center in Miami.
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Google Chrome is going to crack the whip on unprotected websites

Nov 4, 2016
The Google Chrome security team is getting tough on websites that are not encrypted. Those are the ones without the HTTPS at the beginning of its URL. Anyone looking at what you’re doing online on that site can capture all…
Google says it will start marking unsecure websites in January.
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Broadway is going dark on election night

Nov 4, 2016
Don't worry, Hamilton is still running.
Secret Service agents await U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre following a special performance of the Broadway musical "Hamilton" in New York City.
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Four days from Election Day, and it’s the calm before the storm — or it would be, if there weren’t a jobs report to talk about! We’ll get to that in the Weekly Wrap, plus wages. We’ll also talk about the fight for a higher minimum wage in Florida and how it could affect turnout Tuesday. Finally, a long conversation with “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins.  

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