Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 3, 2015
Jul 3, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 3, 2015

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Airing on Friday, July 3, 2015: With Greeks heading to the polls on Sunday, the IMF is saying Greece needs $66 billion over the next and more flexibility from its lenders. More on that. Plus ... they’re back! And they’ve got their eyes on you. In an effort to reduce “shrinkage”, aka shoplifting, Wal-Mart brings greeters back to the front of the store. Seems that simple act of being seen and greeted as you walk into a store, may cut down on your urge to take a five-finger discount. And Philadelphia just became the largest city in the nation to legalize rentals through online marketplaces like Airbnb. Why did officials decide to go this route and does it really make a difference for consumers choosing this type of rental accommodation over a traditional hotel?

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Walmart brings greeters back to the front door

Jul 3, 2015
Security with a smile.

Philadelphia: the largest city to legalize Airbnb

Jul 3, 2015
Just in time for the Democratic National Convention ... and the pope.

What's holding back wearable tech?

Jul 3, 2015
The tiny sensors inside wearable gadgets still have a lot of evolving to do.

PODCAST: Theme park traffic

Jul 3, 2015
Shanghai's shrinking stock market, and theme parks' new attractions.

Airing on Friday, July 3, 2015: With Greeks heading to the polls on Sunday, the IMF is saying Greece needs $66 billion over the next and more flexibility from its lenders. More on that. Plus … they’re back! And they’ve got their eyes on you. In an effort to reduce “shrinkage”, aka shoplifting, Wal-Mart brings greeters back to the front of the store. Seems that simple act of being seen and greeted as you walk into a store, may cut down on your urge to take a five-finger discount. And Philadelphia just became the largest city in the nation to legalize rentals through online marketplaces like Airbnb. Why did officials decide to go this route and does it really make a difference for consumers choosing this type of rental accommodation over a traditional hotel?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC