Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday July 1, 2014

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Hillary Clinton(R)- Juan Carlos Varela
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US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Panama tomorrow for the inauguration of new President Juan Carlos Varela. We look at the economic challenges facing Mr. Varela as he tries to continue the country’s healthy economic growth while also tackling corruption and an inefficient bureaucracy. Plus, in regards to Hilary Clinton’s book “Hard Choices,” we look at the tough decisions publishers make when they go big on a book like this, digging into how the economics of “tent pole” books work. Also, today a new hotel opens in downtown Los Angeles. Most of the money to pay for it came from outside the country. 320 immigrant investors from 14 countries put up 95 percent of the financing. It's part of an investor visa program. And after, we talk to freelance writer Susan Cagle about the downside of the share economy.

More workers get crammed into less space

Businesses have added back jobs since the recession, but not office space.
Posted In: office, Great Recession, Jobs

When the 'sharing economy' doesn't really play fair

The sharing economy maintains some of the same problems as traditional businesses.

PODCAST: Shrinking office space

A look at the S&P 500, shrinking office space, and the "share" in sharing.

Green cards pay for new hotels

320 immigrant investors from 14 countries finance a new hotel in Los Angeles.
Posted In: marriott, EB-5
'Hard Choices'

The economics behind a celebrity's book

Sales of “Hard Choices” slipped significantly after its first week on sale.
Posted In: hillary clinton, celebrity

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Big Cat
Afro Celt Sound System
Tide's Arising
Mark De Clive-Lowe
Take The Space Trane
Invocation of the Duke
daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra

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