Marketplace Morning Report for Friday August 22, 2014
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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday August 22, 2014

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All eyes are on Jackson Hole, Whyoming, where Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will speak Friday morning. We get an international perspective.

Plus, a new report from Zillow finds that renting isn't much better than buying when it comes to affordability. We look at why rents are so high and why some markets are more – or less – expensive.

Then, it's rare to see an ad for a political candidate or a committee in major newspapers. Campaigns tend to spend most of their money on TV time and web advertisements.  But print ads are still an effective way to reach African-American voters, and as a result, they continue to be important sources of revenue for African-American newspapers.

Finally, New York City's public advocate Thursday pushed for police to wear video cameras in high-crime areas. This in the wake of Ferguson, Missouri and the death in of a man in New York after police used an apparent choke hold. Cops and cameras is a complicated matter, including safeguarding the video data and the cost of managing it.

Segments From this episode

Meet the videogame millionaire

Aug 22, 2014
Charles Forman was down to $1,700. Then, overnight, he became very, very rich.

Political ads keep community papers afloat

Aug 22, 2014
National and local politicians still use print ads to reach specific voting blocs.

Shocker: Rent is very, very high

Aug 22, 2014
A new study from Zillow pegs median rent at $1,318 per month nationwide.

Painkillers will be tougher to get this fall

Aug 22, 2014
Tighter regulation can help combat drug use, but it could be too crude an approach

Why Europe loves Yellen's moves

Aug 22, 2014
The Fed is likely to stay the course, and other central banks are fine with that.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen during the International Monetary and Financial Committee family photo at the IMF/World Bank Spring meetings.
(Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

PODCAST: Wyoming, the financial center of the universe

Aug 22, 2014
Plus, neutral Switzerland stays out of Russian sanctions.

All eyes are on Jackson Hole, Whyoming, where Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will speak Friday morning. We get an international perspective.

Plus, a new report from Zillow finds that renting isn’t much better than buying when it comes to affordability. We look at why rents are so high and why some markets are more – or less – expensive.

Then, it’s rare to see an ad for a political candidate or a committee in major newspapers. Campaigns tend to spend most of their money on TV time and web advertisements.  But print ads are still an effective way to reach African-American voters, and as a result, they continue to be important sources of revenue for African-American newspapers.

Finally, New York City’s public advocate Thursday pushed for police to wear video cameras in high-crime areas. This in the wake of Ferguson, Missouri and the death in of a man in New York after police used an apparent choke hold. Cops and cameras is a complicated matter, including safeguarding the video data and the cost of managing it.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC