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The unemployment rate ticked up to 7.3 percent in the Labor Department's latest jobs report. In the data, there was good news -- more jobs -- and bad news -- long-term unemployment. But beware:  The report is a mess of bad data and false indicators and we shouldn’t rely on this months report. Also, new federal rules requiring health insurers to cover mental health and addiction could mean a flood of money to therapists, clinics and rehab centers. Plus, the airlines have been a little slow to get into the Big Data game. But it looks like they’re moving in that direction now. Welcome to being a totally captive audience at 30,000 feet. Finally, we talk to two of our regular guests about the week that was on Wall Street.

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Why you shouldn't believe everything you read in the jobs report

Nov 8, 2013
204,000 jobs were added, while the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.3 percent in the Labor Department's employment report for October.

Veterans Day deals: From national parks to coffee

Nov 8, 2013
Veterans Day isn't one of the most widely-commemorated holidays, but many businesses use it to reach out to vets.

Lifting Iran sanctions would be complicated

Nov 8, 2013
Secretary of State John Kerry and others are discussing lifting some sanctions against Iran.

Mental health coverage rules could change business of therapy

Nov 8, 2013
New federal rules requiring most health insurers to cover mental health and addiction could mean a flood of money to clinics and rehab centers.

Selling to a captive audience, at 30,000 feet

Nov 8, 2013
The airlines have been a little slow to get into the Big Data game. But it looks like they’re moving in that direction.

Twitter has some paying up to do

Nov 8, 2013
And they can start by sending Kai Ryssdal a check for $5,940.

Weekly wrap: Jobs report review + #longreads

Nov 8, 2013
Catherine Rampell and Felix Salmon join Kai Ryssdal to recap the week in business and finance.

Closing credits roll on Blockbuster, but why did it take so long?

Nov 8, 2013
Blockbuster's parent company said this week it will be shutting down its last remaining retail locations. But why do companies like Blockbuster hang on for so long?

Fixing Healthcare.gov could open the door to more problems

Nov 8, 2013
Expert says the current woes of the Affordable Care Act's website are just the beginning.

The unemployment rate ticked up to 7.3 percent in the Labor Department’s latest jobs report. In the data, there was good news — more jobs — and bad news — long-term unemployment. But beware:  The report is a mess of bad data and false indicators and we shouldn’t rely on this months report. Also, new federal rules requiring health insurers to cover mental health and addiction could mean a flood of money to therapists, clinics and rehab centers. Plus, the airlines have been a little slow to get into the Big Data game. But it looks like they’re moving in that direction now. Welcome to being a totally captive audience at 30,000 feet. Finally, we talk to two of our regular guests about the week that was on Wall Street.

Music from the episode

Sunday - Instrumental 9th Wonder, Keisha Shontelle, Chaundon