Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Jan 30, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

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Airing on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015: President Barack Obama will propose a budget Monday that calls for ending the sequester, that set of mandatory budget cuts that came into effect in 2013 after democrats and republicans couldn't trim the budget on their own. We look at what the President will propose specifically. Plus, later this morning, the government releases its GDP calculation for the last quarter of 2014. It was a vigorous 5 percent annual rate summer to fall, but the forecasters are figuring something closer to 3.2 percent this time around. But with any GDP report, caveat emptor, as the Romans said. And more than a dozen brands will run first-time ever Super Bowl ads on Sunday including Skittles, Weight Watchers, and Always, maker of feminine hygiene products. That's the most newcomers to hit the extravaganza of selling since the dawn of the millennium.

 

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Cheap gas could cut into transit ridership

Jan 30, 2015
Mass transit providers are concerned that ridership numbers will dip.

New USPS boss faces old problems

Jan 30, 2015
Megan Brennan is about to take over the agency.

New brands take a chance with Super Bowl ads

Jan 30, 2015
NBC finally sold its final Super Bowl ad spot four days before the game.

PODCAST: You've got mail

Jan 30, 2015
The latest GDP report, mass transit ridership numbers, and a new leader for the U.S.P.S.

Airing on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015: President Barack Obama will propose a budget Monday that calls for ending the sequester, that set of mandatory budget cuts that came into effect in 2013 after democrats and republicans couldn’t trim the budget on their own. We look at what the President will propose specifically. Plus, later this morning, the government releases its GDP calculation for the last quarter of 2014. It was a vigorous 5 percent annual rate summer to fall, but the forecasters are figuring something closer to 3.2 percent this time around. But with any GDP report, caveat emptor, as the Romans said. And more than a dozen brands will run first-time ever Super Bowl ads on Sunday including Skittles, Weight Watchers, and Always, maker of feminine hygiene products. That’s the most newcomers to hit the extravaganza of selling since the dawn of the millennium.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC