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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 21, 2014
Apr 21, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 21, 2014

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We've heard a lot, lately, about rising income inequality. Some people at the top of the heap are paid way more than the "99 percent." New research shows that inequality in wages isn't the only thing growing. There's also a growing divide in wealth. Plus, Netflix earnings are out on Monday. The earnings come on the heels of  a study that shows more people are cutting off their cable cord and turning to instant video streaming services like Netflix. And finally, a Christian movie made for a puny $1.5 million has quietly brought in more than $40 million at the box office with little promotion. More and more theaters across the country are adding "God's Not Dead," which has mostly been a top five movie, coming out ahead of far more expensive and lavishly promoted rivals. We look at the modern history of targeting Christians as a box office moneymaker, from "Passion of the Christ" to now.

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Will Netflix numbers confirm cable cutting?

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Apr 21, 2014
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Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in New York.
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God quietly rules the box office

Apr 21, 2014
Movies you've never heard of make a fortune at the box office.

PODCAST: Is Netflix the new cable?

Apr 21, 2014
We look at Japan's surging trade deficit. And, for the past few weeks, God has quietly been ruling the box office.

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We’ve heard a lot, lately, about rising income inequality. Some people at the top of the heap are paid way more than the “99 percent.” New research shows that inequality in wages isn’t the only thing growing. There’s also a growing divide in wealth. Plus, Netflix earnings are out on Monday. The earnings come on the heels of  a study that shows more people are cutting off their cable cord and turning to instant video streaming services like Netflix. And finally, a Christian movie made for a puny $1.5 million has quietly brought in more than $40 million at the box office with little promotion. More and more theaters across the country are adding “God’s Not Dead,” which has mostly been a top five movie, coming out ahead of far more expensive and lavishly promoted rivals. We look at the modern history of targeting Christians as a box office moneymaker, from “Passion of the Christ” to now.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC