AirTalk for March 5, 2010

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Economic indicator roundup

Economic indicators are pouring in. Jobs-wise, the unemployment rate held steady at 9.7% nationwide in February. Job losses were less than predicted. And employment picked up in the technology sector. Meanwhile, retail sales are looking up. Yet, those who have been without a job the longest were most likely to stay unemployed, and some economists say the commercial real estate market is on the verge of collapse. Is the economy turning around? For whom? AirTalk parses the graphs and ticker tape.
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Andy Klein of Brand X and Charles Solomon of amazon.com review Tim Burton’s new film, Alice in Wonderland.
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FilmWeek Academy Awards Preview

Larry Mantle and the FilmWeek critics traveled to the Egyptian Theatre for our 8th annual Academy Awards preview show. Who will take home Oscar gold? Who will be disappointed? KPCC’s critics make their predictions.
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