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Marketplace for September 2, 2011

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Marketplace for September 2, 2011

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Weekly Wrap: Jobs, the Fed and robo-signing

by Marketplace Staff Sep 2, 2011
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: jobs, the possibility of QE3 and banks being punishing for robo-signing.

The unemployment "skills" myth

by Betsey Stevenson Sep 2, 2011
Employers say they want to hire. But they point to a lack of skills among unemployed workers. Is that a job fiction?

Small talk: A water menu, The Earl Grey, doctors (not) washing hands

by Marketplace Contributor Sep 2, 2011
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: water gets its own menu, Twinings introduces <em>The</em> Earl Grey and doctors need signs to remind them to wash their hands.

Banks face federal lawsuit over bad mortgages

by Heidi Moore Sep 2, 2011
A housing regulator is suing banks for misrepresenting mortgage bonds. Three years after bailing out banks, the feds are trying to punish them.

Retailers overwhelmed by daily deal sites

by Jennifer Collins Sep 2, 2011
Millions of consumers are buying into the online daily deal craze. But how are businesses faring, as new sites compete to offer their deals?

Unemployment doesn't budge

by Mitchell Hartman Sep 2, 2011
There was no net jobs gain last month. And that's worse than it sounds.

Why we're addicted to daily deals

by Marketplace Staff Sep 2, 2011
The online daily deal industry is booming. And consumers just can't get enough -- even when those deals end up not being used. So why do we keep buying?

Music from the episode

Delicious Tears Antn Hrkwk
Let's Call It Off - Single Version Peter Bjorn and John

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