Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday July 10, 2014
India's PM Narender Modi, who won a landslide victory at the polls two months ago, will make his first budget speech today. India offers a huge market for foreign investors, but its economy is beset by problems. We use the budget as a peg to look at what it's like for foreign firms doing business in India, and what needs to change to pave the way for more foreign investment in the country. Plus, hundreds of thousands of electronic disability claims at the VA are languishing incomplete, but no one is sure why. We explain the problem and look at the follow-on effects of so many unprocessed claims. Also, we talk to Univision’s TomasOcana about an investigative report they’ve done on temporary workers in the US… There are now more than 2.9 temp workers in this country, and temp staffing business is one of the fastest growing industries. Univision has partnered with ProPublica to expose the sometimes deadly conditions temp workers are exposed to, often with very little, if any, training. Then, what’s the fewest number of followers you can have and still pique the interest of advertisers – 10k? How do the offers you’d get from advertisers to pitch for them change when you have 100K, 500K, 1 million followers? We take a look at how companies and social media influencers find each other. And after, as the World Cup Finals come to an end, Julia Carneiro takes a look at a group of women soccer players hoping to draw more women into the sport as players.