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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 21, 2014
Mar 21, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 21, 2014

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WalMart is launching a “black Friday” for gardening merchandise. We ask whether there really is enough demand for this kind of product at this time of year to create a genuine black Friday effect, and explore what WalMart’s move might do to the gardening retail world. Plus, the economic implications of proposed legislation on Sea World, San Diego's 10th largest tax payer. Also, as part of our series, City of Dreams, we will be looking at national policy issues through the eyes of local immigrants here in Los Angeles.

 

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Walmart is putting on a "Black-Friday-like" for gardening and outdoor supplies. And we look at how legalization might affect undocumented workers as part of our series, City of Dreams.

WalMart is launching a “black Friday” for gardening merchandise. We ask whether there really is enough demand for this kind of product at this time of year to create a genuine black Friday effect, and explore what WalMart’s move might do to the gardening retail world. Plus, the economic implications of proposed legislation on Sea World, San Diego’s 10th largest tax payer. Also, as part of our series, City of Dreams, we will be looking at national policy issues through the eyes of local immigrants here in Los Angeles.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC