Sep 8, 2011

Marketplace for September 8, 2011

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Marketplace for September 8, 2011

Segments From this episode

Obama to propose $300 billion jobs package

Sep 8, 2011
That money will go to tax cuts, local government aid, and infrastructure. Which of these tactics give us the biggest bang for the buck?

Bernanke details outlook for economy

Sep 8, 2011
Bernanke is considering forcing down long-term interest rates some more and cutting off interest payments to banks that park their reserves at the Fed.

Letters: The problem with hiring, the language of jobs and work

Sep 8, 2011
Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: the problems with hiring -- is the employer or the employee? -- and the difference between "jobs" and "work."

Republican plans emphasize long-term growth

Sep 8, 2011
Presidential candidates' jobs proposals build for the future. Some say, to the detriment of the now.

Less power at home

Sep 8, 2011
U.S. residential power use is expected to fall over the next 10 years, which could mean big changes at your power company.

Knife maker hires amid U.S. economic woes

Sep 8, 2011
Oregon firm's workforce has grown 32% since 2008, showing that demand for products -- including overseas buyers -- is what creates jobs.

What does Google get from buying Zagat?

Sep 8, 2011
The search giant is thinking local by buying restaurant review company Zagat

9/11's effect on tech

Sep 8, 2011
After September 11, the government poured billions into research that is changing our lives.

President Obama unveils $447 billion jobs package

Sep 8, 2011
Obama pressed the joint session of Congress to "pass this jobs plan right away." The 'American Jobs Act' includes extended and expanded payroll tax cuts and spending on schools and infrastructure.

Perspectives from the unemployed

Sep 8, 2011
A roundtable discussion on President Obama's 'American Jobs Act' with four individuals from Los Angeles currently struggling with unemployment.

Music from the episode

Intro For Roger DJ Quik
Float On Modest Mouse