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In March Jobs Report, Market Awakens From A Winter Swoon

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-04 12:07

The U.S. economy added 192,000 jobs in March, according to data released this morning. The unemployment rate refused to budge, though, holding steady at 6.7 percent.

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The world's biggest election loser?

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 12:02
But is Dr K Shyam Babu Subudhi the world's biggest election loser?

Life Without Jobless Benefits: Watching, Searching And Praying

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-04 11:49

More than three months have passed since the long-term unemployed saw their federal jobless benefits cut off abruptly. One Michigan woman is looking for work while watching for congressional action.

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It's Complicated: When A CEO's Personal Position Becomes Public

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-04 11:46

The new CEO of Mozilla was forced to step down amid controversy over his anti-gay-marriage donation in 2008. How much should the public judge chief executives for their private views?

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US man fired for corpse mistake

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 11:43
A Florida apartment concierge who mistook the dead body of a 96-year-old resident for a mannequin has been fired, local media report.

BBC presenter and cameraman honoured

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 11:41
Broadcaster Sandi Toksvig and BBC cameraman Darren Conway are among those to receive honours from Prince Charles at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

VIDEO: Video of skydiver's 'meteorite' near miss

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 11:37
Video footage emerges of what some people have claimed is a meteorite falling to Earth and narrowly missing a skydiver.

U.S. Taps New Energy Sources, And Potential Geopolitical Clout

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-04 11:24

Thanks in large part to hydraulic fracturing, the U.S. finds itself awash in domestic energy — and moving rapidly toward self-sufficiency and a position of strategic and economic strength.

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New rules questionable - Newey

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 11:21
Red Bull design chief Adrian Newey criticises Formula 1's new rules, saying their merit is "questionable".

Kerry: 'Reality Check Time' In Middle East Peace Talks

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-04 11:16

The secretary of state says both Israel and the Palestinians need to "spend some time thinking about making some very difficult decisions."

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Congressman's Lament: $174,000 Isn't Enough To Make Ends Meet

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-04 11:05

Rep. Jim Moran argues that members of Congress are underpaid. His claim has been greeted with derision, but there's evidence the cost of living in D.C. makes it tough for members of modest means.

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Cuisine And Culture Transform A Dallas Neighborhood

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-04 10:58

Trinity Groves, a 15-acre restaurant incubator, brought Chinese-Latin food and economic vitality back to West Dallas. What was once a dangerous neighborhood is now a hotspot for international eats.

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'Huge variation' between hospitals

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 10:35
The chairman of England's health watchdog tells the BBC there are hospitals "where you would not want to go as a patient".

Missing river man is serving soldier

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 10:33
An 18-year-old man who is missing having tried to swim across the River Ouse in York is named as a serving soldier.

VIDEO: 'The high street isn't dead'

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 10:18
An analysis has found that only 20% of high street stores are vacant - a lower rate than that for shopping centres or retail parks.

Racing experts' Grand National tips

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 10:18
Racing reporters, correspondents and experts give their verdicts on who will win the big race at Aintree

Storm-damaged rail line reopens

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 10:07
The main railway line through Dawlish reopens to passengers after part of the track was destroyed during winter storms.

Nest Halts Sales Of Smoke Detector, Disables 'Wave' Feature

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-04 10:00

The Google owned company discovered users could unintentionally disable the device by waving their hands in front of the detector.

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PODCAST: March jobs report

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-04-04 09:56
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 09:56 MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

U.S. President Barack Obama walks with an employee in Fred's Pro Hardware, June 3, 2011 in Toledo, Ohio.

Employers hired 192,000 people in March. That's a strong showing, but not quite as high as economists had expected. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.7 percent. 
Christopher Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, joined us to discuss.

Also, it appears the jobs market is improving, slowly but surely. But are things really getting better on the ground? We put that question to Ron Martinez, who owns a sports bar in Los Angeles and says he's been hiring.

Meanwhile, take-out is the theme of the day on Wall Street. GrubHub starts trading on the New York Stock Exchange today. In addition to operating its own food delivery app, GrubHub owns online food delivery site, Seamless. Grubhub shares are priced at $26 a piece -- valuing the company at about $2 billion. Why is Grubhub such an attractive investment? Marketplace's Jeff Tyler takes a look.

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday April 4, 2014by Stacey Vanek SmithPodcast Title: PODCAST: March jobs reportSyndication: All in onePMPApp Respond: No

UK split on EU membership - poll

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 09:55
The public are split down the middle on whether Britain should leave the EU, a BBC/Populus poll suggests.
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