Marketplace Morning Report

Monday - Friday 5:50am and 7:50am
Steve Chiotakis and Jeremy Hobson

Marketplace Morning Report is the morning sister program from Marketplace.   It's the morning business news "for the rest of us" in the time it takes you to drink your first cup of coffee.

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  • Monday, July 28, 2014 4:33am
    Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will be sworn in on Monday as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. We look at the authority and limits of his power to address housing problems facing low-income Americans. Plus, Nissan will release its earnings on Monday, which follows the company’s announcement that owners of its electric car, the ‘Nissan Leaf’ will pay the surprisingly low price of $5,500 for a replacement battery. This is great news for current and potential owners of the car, so how did Nissan manage to keep the price so low, and will this move pay off? 
  • Friday, July 25, 2014 4:55am
    President Obama meets with the leaders of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras today at the White House to talk about the child migrant crisis. We’ll look at what options US and Central American leaders have to try to fix it.
  • Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:34am
    Women who promote other women, and non-white managers who hire diversity candidates, are subject to worse performance reviews. A new study from the University of Colorado also finds that white men who make the same decisions are rewarded. We look at ways to eliminate this bias against… eliminating bias. Plus, some bond insurers are fighting Detroit’s bankruptcy plan – because they can’t afford the lower bond payments the city will make under the agreement. They not only made a bad bet on Detroit’s debt, they also were hit by other bad investments.  
  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 4:49am
    The drumbeat of scandals involving big banks has been good news for smaller ones. Credit unions and regional banks are gaining customers by emphasizing their local roots and trustworthiness, which is also drawing interest from investors. Plus, it may surprise you to know that Blockbuster stores are still alive and well… in Mexico. That’s because so few Mexicans have an internet connection. But Netflix has a new “gift card” strategy to take over the Mexican market.
  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014 4:55am
    Detroit’s bankruptcy created some anxiety about the ability of other U.S. cities to borrow money. We look at whether it’s gotten harder for cities to take out loans in the year since Detroit’s filing. Plus, schools in parts of Texas are trying a new approach to school lunches by offering free meals to all students. How big is the trend, and who will foot the bill? We report.   

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5:29am

Thu December 1, 2011
Business Report

Oil and Gas Boom Takes Toll on Colorado's Rural Roads

Weld County and many of its communities are enjoying a windfall thanks to the oil-and-gas boom over the last couple years. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Jeff Nuttall, publisher of the Northern Colorado Business Report, about some of the impacts from the boom.

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5:29am

Thu November 17, 2011
Business Report

NoCo Oil Find Could Fuel Energy Business Park

The communities of Brighton and Fort Lupton in southern Weld County are working together to create a plan to develop an energy business park. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Northern Colorado Business Report Publisher Jeff Nuttall about what’s behind the activity.

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5:31am

Mon November 14, 2011

5:29am

Thu November 3, 2011
Business

Improvements Planned for Downtown Greeley

The Greeley Downtown Development Authority is planning a series of improvements to the downtown area, based upon the results of a study conducted earlier this year.  KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Northern Colorado Business Report publisher Jeff Nuttall about the changes that could be coming to downtown Greeley.

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9:29am

Sun October 23, 2011
Whiteboard Video

Why Exposure Isn't Always Bad

Why expsoure isn't always bad from Marketplace on Vimeo.

Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains why exposure -- whether to European sovereign debt or to the sun -- is not always a bad thing.

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