Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 28, 2011

Episode Description 
Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 28, 2011
0

U.S. Census: Only 16% live in rural America

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau released today shows that rural Americans are growing fewer and older. But Demographer Kenneth Johnson says Americans are still moving to rural areas - they're just older Americans.
Posted In: Housing
1

Scared of heights? No, your wallet might be

One of the world's tallest structures will soon offer visitors a stroll on its observation deck with your body tethered to the building, 1200 feet high. The catch? $184.
0

Better jobs number gives hope to U.S. economy, despite debt talk

Fewer people filed for unemployment benefits last week. Could that be a sign that things are turning around? Adolfo Laurenti , deputy chief economist at Mesirow Financial explains.
0

Explainer: What is the repo market?

Stock markets have up until now seemed less than bothered by the nation's debt-ceiling drama. But the so-called "repo market" on Wall Street shows that confidence is wavering.
Posted In: Banks
1

Economy of Cyprus in peril

An explosion last week that took out the island's biggest power source and growing concern over Cyprus' exposure to the Greek financial crisis have resulted in a credit downgrade for the country.
0

Ford announces plans to expand India's Detroit

India is one of the fastest-growing car markets in the world and its drivers want a specific type of car: small, economical, and -- made by Ford?
Posted In: Auto
6

Report: We're going to be spending even more on health care

Think we're spending a lot now? A study finds that by 2020, half of all health care spending in this country will be done by the government.
Posted In: Health
0

Murdoch media empire back in the spotlight

James Murdoch, the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, will appear before a board meeting of British TV's BSkyB -- the first meeting of the board since the News of the World scandal first erupted.
0

How investors can profit off a default

There are safe bets, and more speculative tactics
Posted In: Investing
2

No longer in the discussion: Jobs

At one time, Democrats and President Obama talked about ways to stimulate the creation of more jobs in the debt ceiling negotiations. Now the plans of both parties are all about cutting spending.
Posted In: Jobs
3

Avon's door-to-door model adopted in Uganda

A U.S. organization is turning women in Uganda into entrepreneurs in their rural communities
Posted In: Entrepreneurship
0

Jefferson County close to bankruptcy

If the Alabama county can't settle a $3.2 billion debt, it would be the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history

Music from this show

Click below to purchase songs from this show through our Amazon affiliate.

Roots Princess Dub
Linval Thompson
Who's Keeping Time (Instrumental)
Omid
Tell Me
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Blinking Lights (For You) [Explicit]
Eels

Browse the show calendar

S M T W T F S
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
 
 
 

Buzzworthy

Recent comments on our stories..

wcourchesne's picture

What 1717 means: your trolley number guess

I have no idea what 1717 refers to but I do know Marketplace is always great to listen to! Keep going...

zingledot's picture

Attack of the shrimp (prices)

This issue has been going on for some time, actually. Anyone in the restaurant business feels this pain. More than a year ago the price for our...

sgardner's picture

Attack of the shrimp (prices)

 If you’re a shrimp lover you may be wondering why you’re paying more for your favorite shrimp cocktail or Pad Thai. It’s actually a bacterial...

emcolligan's picture

Real estate flippers are back!

I'm glad to see others have commented about the thoughtless reference to a pit bull. The Maryland legislature recently passed and Governor O...

Connect
Submit your Personal Finance Questions to the Getting Personal blog.

BECOME A MARKETPLACE SOURCE!

Join the Public Insight Network and help us tell the story. Sign Up Now or browse recent questions from the Network below.