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Economists say consumers will start spending

Nov 11, 2011
The Marketplace Daily Pulse is up today. The U.S. consumer - that beaten-down, bedraggled, hopeless character - seems to be getting a shot of opt...

Working moms don't always have it easy

Nov 10, 2011
Checking the Marketplace's Daily Pulse, our offbeat take on the health of the U.S. economy. There's word today that just over half of working mo...

Stephen King keeps the heat on for Maine residents

Nov 9, 2011
The Marketplace Daily Pulse is down today on news that times are so tough for some residents in Maine that local hero - novelist Stephen King - ...

U.S. receives less 'stuff' from Asia

Nov 8, 2011
The Marketplace Daily Pulse is down today on news that the number of metal containers coming off boats has dropped on the biggest shipping route ...

Old get richer, young get poorer

Nov 7, 2011
The Marketplace Daily Pulse is down today, minus 68 percent, in fact. That's how far wealth has dropped for younger U.S. households in the past ...

How many resumes to find a job? For one man, 10.

Nov 4, 2011
With the unemployment rate spending another month around 9 percent, we're looking at a number you can count on both hands: 10. That's how many ve...

The cost of waiting skyrockets

Nov 3, 2011
For the folks on the Eastern seaboard still waiting for utility crews to fix their power lines after the recent freak snow storm -- and for each...

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Fictional war is big business

Nov 1, 2011
In these austere times, when the Pentagon has to deal with new constraints on its budget, there's signs that the private sector is not cutting ba...

Kids targeted by sugary drink ads

Oct 31, 2011
A new study out from Yale's Rudd Center shows that children and teens are more exposed to ads for high-calorie soda drinks than ever before. The...

A new Saab story?

Oct 28, 2011
There's a lot of talk about China investing in Europe these day. Now it looks like the road ahead for Swedish car manufacturer Saab might just be...