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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

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

Japan prepares to vote

by Scott Tong 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

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

Consumer sentiment and retail sales

by Dan Weissmann Dec 12, 2014
The monthly Index of Consumer Sentiment has clues about holiday sales numbers.
Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Investing in coffee

by David Gura Dec 12, 2014
Falling oil prices, and investing in the Congo.
By The Numbers

The Media formerly known as Print

by Tony Wagner Dec 12, 2014
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Friday.

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