Marketplace Morning Report for Friday December 12, 2014
Dec 12, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday December 12, 2014

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Airing on Friday Dec. 12, 2014: University of Michigan consumer sentiment index is released Friday morning: we look at the forecast, what has influenced consumer confidence this year and what it means for retail sales. And in Japan's elections this weekend, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is widely expected to be returned to office. Why is Japan sticking with Abe? Plus, Ann Marie Gardner, founder of Modern Farmer Magazine recently announced she's stepping down. The publication, what you might call farming's first fashion magazine, launched a couple of years ago and made a big splash, printing over a 100K copies each issue. But print is expensive and reports of problems between editorial and the magazine's backers abounded. Which got us wondering - who launches a print magazine today?

 

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Investing in coffee and the Congo

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Dec 12, 2014
The CEO of a U.K.-based coffee supplier gives the Congo another go.

Japan prepares to vote

Dec 12, 2014
Here’s a bright idea: in the middle of a recession, call an election.

More than 800 magazines launched in the last year

Dec 12, 2014
Get with it, Gutenberg. Print isn't dead. It's just different.

Consumer sentiment and retail sales

Dec 12, 2014
The monthly Index of Consumer Sentiment has clues about holiday sales numbers.

PODCAST: Investing in coffee

Dec 12, 2014
Falling oil prices, and investing in the Congo.

Airing on Friday Dec. 12, 2014: University of Michigan consumer sentiment index is released Friday morning: we look at the forecast, what has influenced consumer confidence this year and what it means for retail sales. And in Japan’s elections this weekend, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is widely expected to be returned to office. Why is Japan sticking with Abe? Plus, Ann Marie Gardner, founder of Modern Farmer Magazine recently announced she’s stepping down. The publication, what you might call farming’s first fashion magazine, launched a couple of years ago and made a big splash, printing over a 100K copies each issue. But print is expensive and reports of problems between editorial and the magazine’s backers abounded. Which got us wondering – who launches a print magazine today?

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC