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A grand tour of Marketplace(s) in London

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A tour of markets in London, brought to you by Marketplace and the BBC.

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May 23, 2014
The good news is, sewers don't always smell so bad.
Posted In: sanitation, London, sewage

London's complexity through an American eye

May 23, 2014
Marketplace went to London. Here's what we saw.
Posted In: income, London, UK

Why London wants Chinese and Muslim investment

May 23, 2014
Can London hang on to its position as the heart of the global economy?

Take down the Union Jack?

May 22, 2014
What could happen if Scotland separates from the UK?
Posted In: Scotland, United Kingdom

British home buyers fear a 'super bubble'

May 22, 2014
Realtors like London's high home costs but others hope the 'bubble' will burst.
Posted In: London

Rest in poverty?

May 22, 2014
A grim indicator of Britain's inequality is the increase of paupers' funerals.
Posted In: pauper's funerals
“KEEP US IN LONDON”

Is London too expensive for poor Londoners?

May 20, 2014
Charities say large numbers of poor Londoners are being priced out of the city.
Posted In: London, inequality, Wealth and Poverty

London is no longer the world's top financial center

May 20, 2014
Wall Street edges out London as top global finance hub but London is still strong.
Posted In: London, wealth

In London, food banks feel the strain

May 20, 2014
As government welfare cuts take effect in Britain, food bank use increases.
Posted In: food banks, London
 

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During our week in London broadcasting from the BBC, David Brancaccio and the Morning Report team will explore the growing income inequality in the U.K. in general, and in London in particular. The numbers are pretty staggering… the five wealthiest people in the U.K. have more money than the poorest 20 percent. The average salary is $44,000 while the wealthy elite are seeing their salaries grow by an average of $40,000 a year. Inequality is costing the U.K. more than $60 billion dollars a year. By 2020, an estimated 800,000 children will be living below the poverty line. 

 
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