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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.
Monday, July 28, 2014 4:33amFormer 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 4:55amPresident 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 4:34amWomen 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 4:49amThe 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 4:55amDetroit’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.