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Marketplace for Thursday, April 9, 2015

marketplace.org — Airing on Thursday, April 9, 2015: Google plans to offer subscriptions on YouTube. We want to look at how this will work, and what's behind it. The answer to the latter question will take in the fact that YouTube has a profit problem, and explain the landscape that is moving Google in this direction (streaming competition with Netflix, for example).

Retired doctor is determined to help Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone

mprnews.org — Lowell Gess, 93, won't play an active role treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. But he will bring medicine and moral support to the country he calls his second home.

Ebola fears, 'jokes' sting Minnesota children with W. African roots

Ebola's toll forces Minnesotan's family out of Sierra Leone

mprnews.org — Peter Andersen will have some good news to share with his friends and neighbors this week. The Minnesota native -- who has lived in Sierra Leone on and off for a decade and a half -- found himself taking precautions to ensure no one perceived him, his wife and son as possible Ebola carriers when they arrived for a long-term visit.

Health officials, community leaders educate about Ebola

Man shot on bus in north Minneapolis

Foreclosure with an upside? Here's how it works

mprnews.org — People forced into foreclosure rarely find a silver lining. They lose their homes and their credit ratings tank. But under the right circumstances, Minnesotans in foreclosure can walk away from the process with tens of thousands of dollars. Twin Cities real estate agent Chris Bailey has seen it happen.

Minnesota job vacancies jump, but hourly pay falls

mprnews.org — Last day of the Drive. Support MPR News! Give Now Job vacancies in Minnesota hit a 13-year high in the second quarter of the year but the wages offered fell, the state Department of Employment and Economic Development said Thursday.

Looking for work? Listen to jobseekers perfect their elevator pitch

mprnews.org — A Twin Cities-based nonprofit is training workers to sell their skills with a 30-second summary elevator pitch. Listen to what that sounds like.

Metro-area home construction slows

mprnews.org — Homebuilders sought fewer building permits in September than they did a year ago, a sign that there are not buyers for medium-priced homes.
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Apr 28, 2015

RT @kairyssdal: Re NFL tax thing. Yes, big symbolic deal. But: teams already taxable & league giving up exemption allows some non-disclosure

Apr 21, 2015

Nice snapshot of a small biz's challenges adjusting to Google's new mobile-friendly ranking system: bit.ly/1Fc1Bsp #Mobilegeddon

Mar 12, 2015

RT @Marketplace: Millennials are ditching Chef Boyardee for fresher foods. mktplc.org/1AgGjDB

Mar 12, 2015

I doubted droves of consumers were turning from packaged to fresh food til I asked around and found peeps like this: bit.ly/1FRUGCd

Mar 02, 2015

How could family homelessness be at record levels when the economy's making such strides? Here's my Marketplace story bit.ly/1B24p7R

Feb 26, 2015

@Mike_Potter is that a new trend for you or were you always that way? plz ping me abaxter@marketplace.org

Feb 26, 2015

@Ken_Morrow What made you change behavior? plz ping me abaxter@marketplace.org

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