Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 21, 2014

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We've heard a lot, lately, about rising income inequality. Some people at the top of the heap are paid way more than the "99 percent." New research shows that inequality in wages isn't the only thing growing. There's also a growing divide in wealth. Plus, Netflix earnings are out on Monday. The earnings come on the heels of  a study that shows more people are cutting off their cable cord and turning to instant video streaming services like Netflix. And finally, a Christian movie made for a puny $1.5 million has quietly brought in more than $40 million at the box office with little promotion. More and more theaters across the country are adding "God's Not Dead," which has mostly been a top five movie, coming out ahead of far more expensive and lavishly promoted rivals. We look at the modern history of targeting Christians as a box office moneymaker, from "Passion of the Christ" to now.

General Mills says, you can like us and sue us

If you download a coupon for Yoplait or for any of General Mills food products, you can still sue the company.
Posted In: General Mills

PODCAST: Is Netflix the new cable?

We look at Japan's surging trade deficit. And, for the past few weeks, God has quietly been ruling the box office.
Posted In: netflix, Japan, movies

God quietly rules the box office

Movies you've never heard of make a fortune at the box office.
Posted In: religion, hollywood, film

Military commissaries consider going generic

Commissary prices have some wondering if stocking generics is a solution.
Posted In: groceries, military

About half of America has zero net wealth

To find wealth in the U.S., take a look at the top 0.1 percent.
Posted In: wealth, 1 percent, debt, personal debt, assets

Will Netflix numbers confirm cable cutting?

Cutting cable for streaming video has worked in the company's favor.
Posted In: netflix, cable TV

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Bad Blood
Hard (Instrumentals Hip Hop Rap Rnb 2010)
Master Hit
The Raft
Fat Freddy's Drop
The Motto [feat. Lil Wayne] [Clean]
The Motto [feat. Lil Wayne] [Clean]

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