Sep 5, 2011

Marketplace for September 5, 2011

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Marketplace for September 5, 2011

Segments From this episode

Popular Missouri tax credit faces budget ax

Aug 25, 2011
The program pays developers a quarter of the cost to rehab historic buildings. It's been lauded as a jobs creator, but many say the state can no longer afford it.
A construction worker works with metal in Joplin, Mo.
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What do you do: Exploring the topic of work

Sep 5, 2011
A book that has helped people answer this question: What do you want to be when you grow up?

The markets in September: Buckle up for a bumpy ride

Sep 5, 2011
News of the weak U.S. job market has crossed the Atlantic and the Pacific. And concerns about a new recession don't appear to have been lost in translation.

Postal Service workers may face major layoffs

Sep 5, 2011
The post office is close to bankruptcy, so the postmaster general is recommending drastic cutbacks in service.

Why hasn't the tech boom triggered more hiring?

Sep 5, 2011
One bright spot in the U.S. economy is Silicon Valley, where companies have expanded during the recession. Reporter Steve Henn discusses why that hasn't translated into more jobs.

Mac's is big on Cape Cod

Sep 5, 2011
Mac's Seafood in Wellfleet, Mass., has been serving up eats to hungry beach-goers since 1995. We stopped by to talk to one of the servers, who explains why Mac's is no ordinary "clam shack."

Big hurdles to job creation remain

Sep 5, 2011
Private employers are creating jobs every month. But it's not nearly enough to whittle away at the unemployment rate, which remains above 9%

Music from the episode

Diary of a Taxi Driver Bernard Herrmann, Robert DeNiro
Keep On Looking Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Falcon Jab Ratatat
Soft Washed Out