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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday May 30, 2014
May 30, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday May 30, 2014

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Some states will find it much easier than others to meet EPA limits on carbon-dioxide emissions because through geography or policy, they have already moved away from coal-burning plants to generate electricity. Plus, U2 front-man Bono and the U2 guitarist The Edge have joined the board of iconic electric guitar maker Fender. The move should give a boost to the company in the age of digital music which, some feared would sound the death knell for electric guitars. Also, a drought in Brazil has hit its coffee-growing region hard in recent months, helping to push prices up and ruining crops in the world’s biggest coffee producing country. So what does this mean for farmers in Brazil and for the price of your cappuccino? After, we talk to Dr. Wendy Patrick about how the #YESALLWOMEN movement on social media has ignited a larger conversation about gender, not just in society, but also in the workplace. 

 

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Brazil's drought creates a surge in global coffee prices

May 30, 2014
The world's biggest coffee producing country has been hit with a major drought. And the effects are trickling around the world.
Global coffee consumption continues to rise.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

EPA's carbon rules may give some states a head start

May 30, 2014
But nobody knows which states. It depends on how the rules get written.

Bringing Bono on board might not be enough for Fender's slump

May 30, 2014
Star power may not be enough to end the decrease in guitar sales across the industry.

For NBA, courting Steve Ballmer could be a strategic move

May 30, 2014
Getting one of the world's richest people to replace Donald Sterling is a big win for the NBA.
Photos of a victim stand in a makeshift memorial in front of the IV Deli May 25, 2014 in Isla Vista, California. 
David McNew/Getty Images

PODCAST: A $2 billion bank shot for the Clippers

May 30, 2014
A look at the markets, Clippers big sale and the EPA's new carbon rules.
Los Angeles Clippers hold up signs referencing the Donald Sterling situation before the game with the Golden State Warriors in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

Some states will find it much easier than others to meet EPA limits on carbon-dioxide emissions because through geography or policy, they have already moved away from coal-burning plants to generate electricity. Plus, U2 front-man Bono and the U2 guitarist The Edge have joined the board of iconic electric guitar maker Fender. The move should give a boost to the company in the age of digital music which, some feared would sound the death knell for electric guitars. Also, a drought in Brazil has hit its coffee-growing region hard in recent months, helping to push prices up and ruining crops in the world’s biggest coffee producing country. So what does this mean for farmers in Brazil and for the price of your cappuccino? After, we talk to Dr. Wendy Patrick about how the #YESALLWOMEN movement on social media has ignited a larger conversation about gender, not just in society, but also in the workplace. 

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC