Marketplace Morning Report
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:49amThe 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 6:55amDetroit’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 6:56amThe 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 6:08amA 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 6:23amStarting 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.