Segments From this episode
The country is lacking hundreds of thousands of skilled workers. But factors like having to know German and news of anti-immigrant sentiments in the country make the country less attractive to foreign job applicants.
NBC's "Parks and Recreation" begins its third season on NBC tonight--as part of a comedy block that will have the network airing comedies at 10:00pm. It's been two decades since any network has tried showing comedies at that hour. Commentator and "Parks and Recreation" creator Michael Schur says there is a good reason why TV routines are changing.
The recession in the U.S has forced many Mexican migrants to return back home. In turn, the Mexican economy has gotten stronger, workers are getting paid better and unemployment rates have leveled off. Jeff Tyler reports.
The 112th Congress began today, and the Republicans have officially taken over the House. Now it's a matter of how well they'll execute their campaign promises. John Dimsdale reports.
Apple rivals enter tablet market, TVs grow up, and everything connects to the Internet (in theory) at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Marketplace's Steve Henn reports from the show floor.
The SEC is looking into whether the deal breaks rules that limits a private company to 500 shareholders. But as Stacey Vanek Smith reports, Facebook might soon find incentives to go public.
Marketplace for January 5, 2011
Music from the episode
Instrumental Vision - Deep Mix Crocodile
Smile Like You Mean It The Killers
What Goes Around.../...Comes Around (Interlude) Justin Timberlake
Beautiful, Dirty, Rich (as made famous by Lady Gaga) Beat Makers Inc.
Strange Chemistry Sackcloth Fashion