Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 1, 2015
May 1, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 1, 2015

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Airing on Friday, May 1, 2015: First up, electric-car maker Tesla says its developing a battery that will allow folks to store and use solar energy at home. But why is a car maker trying to disrupt the power grid as we know it? And between the Kentucky Derby and that boxing match, we'll talk more about what will be a big weekend for gamblers and the betting industry. Plus, in most places around the country gas prices have been under $3 for the last six months, which put a chunk of unspent money in drivers' pockets. But here's the thing: that money doesn't seem to have done much in the way of economic stimulus. We take a look at why that might be.

 

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Not just fillies: women are becoming racehorse owners

May 1, 2015
More women are getting into horse racing by investing in syndicates.

Between derby and boxing, a big betting weekend

May 1, 2015
Most of the money bet on sports will be bet the old-fashioned way: illegally.

Why lower gas prices haven't spurred the economy

May 1, 2015
Spending less on a tank of gas doesn't fuel the economy.

Uber helps spring clean for free ... if you're patient

May 1, 2015
On Saturday, Uber will deliver clothing donations to Goodwill centers for free.

PODCAST: Off to the races

May 1, 2015
A look back at April, and the changing demographic of horse owners.

Airing on Friday, May 1, 2015: First up, electric-car maker Tesla says its developing a battery that will allow folks to store and use solar energy at home. But why is a car maker trying to disrupt the power grid as we know it? And between the Kentucky Derby and that boxing match, we’ll talk more about what will be a big weekend for gamblers and the betting industry. Plus, in most places around the country gas prices have been under $3 for the last six months, which put a chunk of unspent money in drivers’ pockets. But here’s the thing: that money doesn’t seem to have done much in the way of economic stimulus. We take a look at why that might be.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC