Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 10, 2015
Apr 10, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 10, 2015

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Airing on Thursday, April 10, 2015: Stocks in Asia are climbing a mountain of optimism. More on that. Plus, the Summit of the Americas takes place this weekend and is being called ‘historic’ because, for the first time, the presidents of Cuba and the U.S. will both attend. We look at a broader question though – what can the U.S. do, especially in economic terms, to retain influence in a fast-changing region? And Spring has yet to full take hold in many parts of the country and talking more about the dismal science wouldn't help. So, Marketplace's senior economics contributor Chris Farrell looked into a part of his beat that we hope is uplifting: the economics of festivals.

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In Panama, President Obama seeks economic growth

Apr 10, 2015
American foreign policy in the region is shifting.

LinkedIn wants to teach you stuff

Apr 10, 2015
The professional networking site is purchasing an online video training site.

In Mexico, things go better with...water

Apr 10, 2015
Mexico is fighting obesity by urging people to drink less soda and more water.

PODCAST: GE's new direction

Apr 10, 2015
GE's buyback, LinkedIn's purchase, and Mexico's efforts to get citizens to drink less soda.

Airing on Thursday, April 10, 2015: Stocks in Asia are climbing a mountain of optimism. More on that. Plus, the Summit of the Americas takes place this weekend and is being called ‘historic’ because, for the first time, the presidents of Cuba and the U.S. will both attend. We look at a broader question though – what can the U.S. do, especially in economic terms, to retain influence in a fast-changing region? And Spring has yet to full take hold in many parts of the country and talking more about the dismal science wouldn’t help. So, Marketplace’s senior economics contributor Chris Farrell looked into a part of his beat that we hope is uplifting: the economics of festivals.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC