Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 6, 2015
Apr 6, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 6, 2015

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Airing on Monday, April 6, 2015: The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, spent several hours of her Easter Sunday with the finance minister of Greece, who offered assurances that his country will pay what it owes the IMF. Half a billion dollars is due the IMF on Thursday. It's not clear if Greece has the money, which has to come from somewhere. For that, we turn to John Psaropoulis, an independent reporter based in Athens. Plus, entrepreneurs are supposed to be able to sum up their company and why you should invest in it very quickly. That so-called elevator pitch usually takes place in offices, board rooms, coffee shops, even in elevators. But a business accelerator in Albuquerque, New Mexico came up with a new twist on this tradition: Do it on a ski lift. 

 

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Forget the elevator. Try pitching on a ski lift

Apr 6, 2015
A New Mexico business group came up with a new twist on the investment pitch.

How many billionaires are there in the world?

Apr 6, 2015
It might be fewer than you think.

Airing on Monday, April 6, 2015: The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, spent several hours of her Easter Sunday with the finance minister of Greece, who offered assurances that his country will pay what it owes the IMF. Half a billion dollars is due the IMF on Thursday. It’s not clear if Greece has the money, which has to come from somewhere. For that, we turn to John Psaropoulis, an independent reporter based in Athens. Plus, entrepreneurs are supposed to be able to sum up their company and why you should invest in it very quickly. That so-called elevator pitch usually takes place in offices, board rooms, coffee shops, even in elevators. But a business accelerator in Albuquerque, New Mexico came up with a new twist on this tradition: Do it on a ski lift. 

 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC