APM: Marketplace Morning Report
08-27-2014- Morning Report- Who Uses Cash Anymore?08/27/14
In a couple weeks, voters in Scotland will vote on whether they want independence from the United Kingdom. In the waning days of a big referendum, the propaganda battle intensifies on both sides. In an open letter published today, about 130 businesses...
08-26-2014- Marketplace- Durable Goods Number Is Flying
The durable goods number today came with a mixed message. They were up big, but only because Airline companies bought lots of planes. Take that number out, and things don’t look so rosy. Plus, according to data from the credit agency TransUnion, the...
08-26-2014- Morning Report- Sunny with a chance of volcanic ash
First up, more on news that the World Health Organization has increased by six fold the amount of money it needs from world governments to fight the Ebola virus in Africa. Plus, nine years ago this morning, a big storm was creeping west across the...
08-25-2014- Morning Report- Burger inversions
What's called a "Black Swan event" is when something hard to predict rears up and creates extreme havoc. Now, the man who runs an international umbrella organization for financial markets is quoted warning about future cyber attacks. Plus,there's word...
08-22-2014- Morning Report- Campaign Ads in Newspapers
All eyes are on Jackson Hole, Whyoming, where Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will speak Friday morning. We get an international perspective. Plus, a new report from Zillow finds that renting isn't much better than buying when it comes to...
08-21-2014- Morning Report- Economics Of The Ebola Epidemic
The ACLU sues a school district in Massachusetts for letting only low-income kids take home their school laptops and other electronics. How common is this practice, and could this suit be the tip of the iPad iceberg? Plus, the Ebola epidemic is...
08-20-2014- Morning Report- Another Home Delivery Service
Housing starts are up. What’s driving the encouraging increase? We look at the role of first-time home buyers. Plus,Uber has launched a new home delivery service called Corner Store. Customers can order items from a CVS or Walgreens and have them...
08-19-2014- Morning Report- Buy The Rumor, Sell The News
'Buy the Rumor, Sell the news’. It’s a phrase used a lot these days when journalists cover wall street. But what does it really mean? What kinds of ‘news’ stories impact Wall Street trading, if at all? We report. Plus, it's relatively simple for...
08-15-2014- Marketplace- Internet of hackers
Ever wonder how the price of silver is set?For more than a hundred years,silver prices have been set globallyin something called a silver fix.But that's about to change. Plus, Samsung recently did a little home shoppingThe South Korean electronics...
08-14-2014- Morning Report- Tough economic news for Europe
Some not so great economic news out of Europe: gross domestic product for the second quarteris out this morning for the Eurozone, and across the board, economic growth was flat.Germany, Europe's largest economy,contracted in the second quarterby .2...
08-13-2014- Morning Report- Summertime gentrification
First up, Chinese authorities have launched an anti-trust investigationinto a handful of luxury car brandsaccused of jacking up prices on cars and car parts in China.Companies like BMW, Land Rover, Mercedes and Audi are madly slashing pricesto try and...
08-12-2014- Morning Report- Dinner and a movie
Not too long ago, Chiquita, the big banana company,made an offer to buy Irish produce giant Fyffesfor about half a billion dollars.Now, Chiquita itself is in the sites ofpotential buyers: two Braziliancompanieshave made an offer to buy the company....
08-11-2014- Morning Report- Water for sale
Turkey's prime ministerwas elected president of the country last night.The presidency will tack another five years onto Erdogan's 12 years in power, as Prime Minister.Erdoganhas been a politically controversial figure in Turkey,sometimes compared to...
08-08-2014- Morning Report- Kentuckys coal
Malaysia Airlines has lost two airliners this year with 537 people gone. The company's been burning through its cash and now the Malaysian government is stepping in ahead of some kind of restructuring. Plus, the broadcast TV network with the most...
08-07-2014- Morning Report- Unaffordable Housing
First up, Moscow is retaliating against the new round of economic sanctions imposed by Europe and the U.S. for Russia's role in Ukraine and its response to the downing of the Malaysian jetliner. President Putin says agricultural and food imports will...
08-06-2014- Morning Report- Walgreens big move
First up, more on the news that Walgreens has abandoned the idea of moving its tax headquarters from the US to Switzerland. This would have been a huge example of what are called "inversions": controversial, but presently legal, maneuvers to lower US...
08-05-2014- Morning Report- Paint em and wait
The World Bank is pulling together 200 million dollars to bolster the overburdened health care systems and quarantine efforts in West Africa as troops and medical personnell work to contain the outbreak of deadly Ebola. Plus, Missouri voters are...
08-04-14- Morning Report- Weather planes
Leaders from across Africa are in Washington for the next few days to talk about trade, economic development, and combating poverty. Trade between the US and Africa is down, as demand for one of the region's prime export commodities, crude oil, is...
08-01-14- Morning Report- Construction worker shortage
It's a total collapse for a global trade deal said to be worth a trillion dollars. The World Trade Organisation had hoped the agreement would add 21 million jobs around the globe, by easing customs rules. But India's refusal to sign means the deal's...
07-31-14- Morning Report- India stalls WTO deal
John Kerry is going to India, but India isn’t coming to Kerry. The country’s leaders have refused to sign a WTO deal, insisting on a compromise over grain stockpiles. The WTO deal reportedly could mean a trillion dollars in stimulus and 21 million new...
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