Sep 21, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, September 21, 2012

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Well the big news from the tech world this morning is of course the launch of Apple's iPhone 5, which goes on sale around the world today. There's also some news about a device that is being taken off the shelves: Walmart will no longer sell the Amazon Kindle. European leaders are meeting in Rome today. The continent has been in a state of relative calm for a couple of weeks, so what are those troubled nation's talking about today? And new Census figures show good news and bad news for the state of California.

Segments From this episode

Brewers try to export Oregon's growler culture

Sep 19, 2012
Growlers -- big, refillable beer bottles -- are something of a way of life for beer enthusiasts in places like Oregon. Now brewers are asking other states to loosen their growler laws.

Benetton criticized for boring new ads

Sep 20, 2012
Benetton -- the Italian clothing company that courts controversy in its advertising -- is making waves again today with its latest campaign. But this time, perhaps, for the wrong reasons: critics say it’s boring.

Endeavour space shuttle finds home in Los Angeles

Sep 20, 2012
The museum where the Space Shuttle Endeavour will retire is banking on it being a big attraction.

Census data shows wealth and poverty of California cities

Sep 20, 2012
Fresno, California is one of the nation's poorest regions. Just three hours away, San Jose is one of the richest.

Walmart gives Amazon Kindle the boot

Sep 20, 2012
Walmart, following Target’s lead, will stop selling the Amazon Kindle. It’s recognition that the online retailer is a serious Walmart competitor.

European leaders meet in relatively calm times

Sep 21, 2012
European leaders are meeting in Rome today. The continent has been in a state of relative calm for a couple of weeks, ever since the European Central Bank bought time for troubled nations with a plan to buy up unlimited amounts of government bonds.

Apple iPhone 5 goes on sale today

Sep 21, 2012
The phone offers a bigger screen; it’s faster; and it’s the lightest smartphone in the world. What the iPhone no longer offers? Google Maps, which used to come pre-installed.

European regulators clear Universal to buy EMI

Sep 21, 2012
European regulators have cleared the way for Universal Music Group to buy EMI. The $1.9 billion deal would create a behemoth in the music world. It still has to be approved by U.S. regulators, though.

The relationship between neighborhoods and well-being

Sep 21, 2012
In the '90s, a federal program called "Moving to Opportunity" gave housing vouchers to very poor families in five of America's biggest cities. The idea was to move out of their present neighborhood, and presumably to somewhere better.

PODCAST: iPhone 5 gets released, Endeavour finds a home

Sep 21, 2012
Well the big news from the tech world this morning is of course the launch of Apple's iPhone 5, which goes on sale around the world today. There's also some news about a device that is being taken off the shelves: Walmart will no longer sell the Amazon Kindle. European leaders are meeting in Rome today. The continent has been in a state of relative calm for a couple of weeks, so what are those troubled nation's talking about today? And new Census figures show good news and bad news for the state of California.

The facts behinds the iPhone 5's LTE

Sep 21, 2012
The latest iPhone is released today. And the iPhone 5 is set to support something called 4G LTE. But what is that, anyway?

Well the big news from the tech world this morning is of course the launch of Apple’s iPhone 5, which goes on sale around the world today. There’s also some news about a device that is being taken off the shelves: Walmart will no longer sell the Amazon Kindle. European leaders are meeting in Rome today. The continent has been in a state of relative calm for a couple of weeks, so what are those troubled nation’s talking about today? And new Census figures show good news and bad news for the state of California.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC