Marketplace Morning Report for Friday November 14, 2014
Nov 14, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday November 14, 2014

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In Europe, when it comes to economic growth, they’ll take any glimmer of hope they can find. There were some surprising signs of life this morning in some of the countries that use the euro. More on that. And we look at the trend in falling gas prices, which could really benefit low- and middle-income people, who need more discretionary income, and whose commuting costs can be higher because they often older, less-fuel-efficient vehicles. Plus, this weekend, open enrollment begins as consumers start shopping for insurance. Prices will be changing, plans will be different, and choices often complex. And private industry smells a business opportunity.

 

 

 

Segments From this episode

The big economic impact of data about the weather

Nov 14, 2014
Hackers targeted U.S. weather systems.

Why falling gas prices help low-income workers more

Nov 14, 2014
Poorer people spend much more of their income on commuting.
A man prepares to pump gas as a customer counts his money.
(Gabe Souza/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images)

Volkswagen deal revs up union hopes in the South

Nov 14, 2014
The UAW is trying to organize workers in the South, where auto jobs are growing.

PODCAST: Phoneless phone tapping

Nov 14, 2014
Phones, cars and golf.

In Europe, when it comes to economic growth, they’ll take any glimmer of hope they can find. There were some surprising signs of life this morning in some of the countries that use the euro. More on that. And we look at the trend in falling gas prices, which could really benefit low- and middle-income people, who need more discretionary income, and whose commuting costs can be higher because they often older, less-fuel-efficient vehicles. Plus, this weekend, open enrollment begins as consumers start shopping for insurance. Prices will be changing, plans will be different, and choices often complex. And private industry smells a business opportunity.

 

 

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC