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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.
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.
Monday, July 21, 2014 4:56amThe sports network’s ESPN 3 will carry a $10 million gaming contest this weekend in Seattle. We investigate. Plus, a report by Bankrate says young people favor saving cash over investing in the stock market. We examine the issue.
Friday, July 18, 2014 4:08amA new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education shows that roughly 500,000 teachers leave the profession every year, with the biggest churn occurring in high-poverty schools. After investing in their training, how can we keep more young teachers from leaving the profession, and the urban schools that need them the most? Also, you know those tiny ads that pop up on your mobile phone? Does anyone pay attention to them? Well pretty much the answer is no. Leoneda Inge reports on what a little nudge from your phone might actually get you to buy.
Thursday, July 17, 2014 4:23amStarting this Fall, Facebook will begin tracking how its subscribers watch television content on mobile devices. But is comes at a time when some privacy activists are worried about Facebook’s activities. Also, a Trulia analysis out today shows that when you adjust for demographic changes, young Americans are buying houses at the same rate as they did during the 1990s. So if it’s not Millennials who are keeping the market pretty stagnant, where is the shortfall coming from? Evidence shows that is the middle-aged who are letting the market down.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 4:34amRecent reports claim kidney donors face insurances challenges after they donate, which might discourage potential donors in the future. We investigate. Also, we provide a preview on Bank of America earnings report and also look at how much the bank has set aside for mortgage settlements. Plus, to political candidates, e-mail is extremely important. Campaigns spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to maximize the effectiveness of those e-mails. Yeah, they want us to vote, but they also want us to give - early and often. We explore the science of the fundraising e-mail. And after, urban bike-sharing programs have exploded- there are now more than 30 in the U.S., with more in the pipeline. However, there have been growing pains, the biggest of which, users don't see: the bikes they're not riding because the biggest supplier went bankrupt six months ago. That's held back expansion in some of the biggest, most-popular programs, and stalled others in the pipeline.