Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday May 15, 2014

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Navy eReader
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Food prices are rising but shoppers have settled into a recessionary habit of frugality and are unwilling to pay more for food. How do retailers, stuck between higher prices from their suppliers and a frugal client base, fix their pricing strategy? What other tools are at their disposal in the hunt for profits? Plus, the Navy is providing members of submarine crews with very expensive tablets that do little but let you read pre-loaded books. On a submarine, with little room for a library, not a bad idea maybe.

PODCAST: The inflation-interest paradox

Fast food workers across more than 30 countries protest for better wages. And small-scale entrepreneurs are taking aim at that urban ritual of waiting for the bus.
Posted In: inflation, fast food, entrepreneurs

The cost of fast food meals calculated in worker wages

The push for raising fast food worker wages has gone global.
Posted In: income, fast food, McDonald's, unions, wages
Navy eReader

Navy sailors get an e-reader called 'NeRD'

The Navy is giving submarine crews very expensive tablets that let sailors read pre-loaded books.
Posted In: navy, military, Kindle, e-books
Label from a package of Foster Farms chicken

Food prices rise but shoppers won't pay more

Retailers are paying higher food prices but passing them on to shoppers is a risk
A jitney on the Bergenline Avenue route

In New Jersey, mass transit for the masses

Jitney buses offer bargains and convenience in New Jersey cities, but not without costs.
Posted In: new jersey, jitneys, buses

So, you wanna be a flipper?

There’s money to be made from flipping houses, and in selling things to flippers.
Posted In: real estate

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