As many eyes turn to Friday's employment report, new data offer a somewhat conflicting picture.
Julio Acevedo, who had eluded authorities since the hit and run on Sunday, turns himself in at a Pennsylvania convenience store.
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The Dow is still in record territory in early trading this morning. The surge comes on the heels of strong jobs data from the Labor Department, which show applications for unemployment benefits have fallen to a 5-year low.
Adolfo Laurenti, deputy chief economist with Mesirow Financial, joins Marketplace Morning host Jeremy Hobson to discuss the U.S. job market and what to make of the political situation in Italy.
The senator said he "would speak, until I can no longer speak," and he hit that wall early Thursday. His goal was to get the Obama administration to pledge it won't use drone attacks against American citizens on U.S. soil. He's put a bright spotlight on the issue.