Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, November 4, 2013

Episode Teaser Image 
Episode Description 
India tries its hand at interplanetary exploration as the country prepares to launch its first unmanned Mars orbiter. The World Retail Congress Africa started today in Johannesburg, South Africa. Some of the world's most famous companies are there trying to figure out how to sell to the continent -- a fast-growing, but often tough market. And, just what is professional wrestling anyway? Sport? Theater? Farce? Marketplace Morning Report talked to a journalist who finds out in his new book.

BlackBerry won't sell itself; CEO is out

BlackBerry will get a large cash investment to reorganize.
Posted In: Blackberry

PODCAST: SAC Capital pleads guilty to insider trading

SAC Capital has agreed to plead guilty to insider trading and will pay a record $1.2 billion fine. Colorado voters are considering a state measure that would increase state income taxes to fund a significant overhaul of public school financing system. And, a look at supercapacitors.

Professional wrestling: Sport, farce, art

The new book "The Squared Circle: Life, Death, and Professional Wrestling" takes a look at the history of the pop cultural juggernaut.
Posted In: wrestling, business of sports

Will Coloradans back higher taxes for schools?

Colorado voters are considering a state measure that would increase state income taxes to fund a significant overhaul of public school financing system.
Posted In: colorado, schools

At World Retail Congress Africa, U.S. brands try to figure out a 'frontier market'

American companies are trying to figure out how to make money in Africa.
Posted In: Africa, Retail

Supercapacitor: Today's energy revolution

They charge up hundreds of times faster than a battery, never wear out and need replacing, and they don’t care about temperature extremes.
Posted In: batteries

With Mars orbiter, India boldly goes where it hasn't been before

India will try to become the fourth nation to reach Mars.
Posted In: space exploration, India, mars

Snapchat, beloved app of teens and investors everywhere

Forget Twitter. Snapchat is rumored to have just raised $200 million in venture capital.
Posted In: Snapchat, venture capital

Browse the show calendar