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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  • Friday, April 18, 2014 4:58am
    The Supreme Court hears arguments next week in a case that pits traditional broadcasters against a new service that makes over-the-air TV available on your phone, tablet or computer. Some say that this technology is as revolutionary as the VHS tape was a generation ago. We explain the legal arguments and what's at stake. Plus, we talk to the author of “The Purpose Economy” about how our economy is shifting towards one driven by purpose and social good, instead of being driven solely by money. He uses examples like Millennials opting for start-ups as their preferred career path, and an overall focus on shared economies
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014 4:21am
    The ACA exchanges have been good for business. Both United Healthcare and Blue Cross plan to expand their offerings in 2015, while other top carriers are considering their options. We look at what the giant insurers have in store for ACA, year two. Plus, China's version of Twitter goes public on Nasdaq this Thursday. But there are big concerns over censorship. Nine percent of China's microblogging traffic disappeared last year due to "big brother" concerns.
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:31am
    A bacterial infection is roiling through shrimp farms in Southeast Asia, disrupting production and raising shrimp prices in the U.S., which depends on Asia for most of its shrimp. "Infant mortality syndrome" has knocked off Thailand as the biggest exporter to U.S. Now that's India. Plus, this week is the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang, a design innovation that had a huge impact on auto makers and auto culture. Has any U.S. car design had a similar impact since?
  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:13am
    American taxpayers face a smaller risk of being audited by the IRS, as the agency struggles with its own budget problems. Afterall, the less you make, the less you have to worry- and that's even less than before. Plus, heartbleed is apparently going to cost us a lot of money. A quarter of internet users have stopped or cut way back on online purchases in fear that their data will be exposed. And businesses have been exposed because the "keys" to their websites have been laid bare. IT overtime alone is costing businesses millions right now as they desperately attempt to update code and reassure consumers.  
  • Monday, April 14, 2014 4:21am
    Easter is almost a month later than last year. Big deal, you say, it’s not like it’s Christmas. But stores like Rite Aid and Walgreens have already reported that the late Easter has reduced their front-of-store sales. Sabri looks at how a delayed Easter can be a drag on the economy. Plus: Our trusted representatives leave DC for a two-week recess this weekend. But that doesn’t mean they’re just going to relax on the beach for a fortnight, oh no! There’s work to be done at home, flesh to press and ribbons to cut and babies to kiss and, of course, money to raise. Amy Scott reports on what recess really means for congressional representatives.

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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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