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Marketplace for Friday, September 6, 2013
Sep 6, 2013

Marketplace for Friday, September 6, 2013

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The Labor Department's jobs report comes out every month -- but it's actually two reports in one. This month, one survey shows the economy adding jobs, and the other shows it losing jobs. How do you make sense of that? next, we're hearing more about how much the National Security Agency can surveil -- will the revelation (at least for much of the public) that data encryption isn’t secure change the way businesses operate? And finally, consumer products companies are offering customers upscale versions of everyday household goods – everything from embossed paper towels to tampons in designer packaging. 

Segments From this episode

Seeing the economy through U.S. jobs numbers

Sep 6, 2013
The Labor Department's jobs report comes out every month -- but it's actually two reports in one. This month, one survey shows the economy adding jobs, and the other shows it losing jobs.

Who's surveilling the surveillers?

Sep 6, 2013
Will the revelation that data encryption isn’t as secure as thought change the way businesses operate?

Cascade Platinum: Turning household goods into gold

Sep 6, 2013
Consumer products companies are offering customers upscale versions of everyday household goods -- things like embossed paper towels.

How to start a new restaurant for less money, less risk

Sep 6, 2013
They are called restaurants within restaurants, and they are becoming a popular and more affordable alternative to starting a new restaurant from scratch.

Lots of growth on the prairie

Sep 6, 2013
From credit cards to coffee shops, Sioux Falls, S.D., has a seemingly unending legacy of growth.

The grand ol' dame of Sioux Falls

Sep 6, 2013
Sylvia Henkin, 92, moved to Sioux Falls in 1944 and she and her husband helped build one of the city's major radio stations.
Sylvia Henkin, 92, moved to Sioux Falls, S.D. in 1994, and watched the town multiply 10 times in size. 
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Social engineering: The human story behind hacking

Sep 6, 2013
Hackers often infiltrate corporate networks by hacking people, not software, tricking them into giving up passwords.

Bummer summer: Key jobs report disappoints

Sep 6, 2013
Looking back at the week that was, starting with the latest update on jobs and the economy.

The Labor Department’s jobs report comes out every month — but it’s actually two reports in one. This month, one survey shows the economy adding jobs, and the other shows it losing jobs. How do you make sense of that? next, we’re hearing more about how much the National Security Agency can surveil — will the revelation (at least for much of the public) that data encryption isn’t secure change the way businesses operate? And finally, consumer products companies are offering customers upscale versions of everyday household goods – everything from embossed paper towels to tampons in designer packaging. 

Music from the episode

Boys I Like Desert Stars
Be Easy Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings