Feb 12, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 12, 2016

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Airing on Friday, February 12, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about upcoming retail sales;  recent trend of rising mortgage originations and declining mortgage delinquency rates; and we take a look at whether movie theaters could fill seats much the same…

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Household debt is rising, but still below 2008 levels

Feb 12, 2016
Mortgage balances and student loan debt have been on the rise.

Why movie tickets aren't priced like airline tickets

Feb 12, 2016
Why don't movie theaters sell seats based on demand?
Why don't movie theaters sell tickets on demand?
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NBA goes to Toronto seeking international fans

Feb 12, 2016
For the first time, the NBA's all-star game will be outside of the United States.
(L-R) Stephen Curry #30, Draymond Green #23 and Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors hold up their respective All-Star jerseys before their game against the Houston Rockets at ORACLE Arena on February 9, 2016 in Oakland, California.
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Consumer economy holding up...so far

Feb 12, 2016
Consumer spending and sentiment have not suffered much from recent market turmoil.

Bank executive puts his money where his mouth is

Feb 12, 2016
JPMorgan Chase CEO buys a bunch of his bank's stock.
JPMorgan Chase & Co Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon, who reportedly bought about $26 million worth of his bank’s shares.
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A Dimon in the rough

Feb 12, 2016
Turbulent stock markets, Jamie Dimon, and the NBA.

Airing on Friday, February 12, 2016: On today’s show, we’ll talk about upcoming retail sales;  recent trend of rising mortgage originations and declining mortgage delinquency rates; and we take a look at whether movie theaters could fill seats much the same way airlines sell tickets.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC