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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 23, 2013
Dec 23, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 23, 2013

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Apple begins this week with a big Christmas gift -- 760 million potential new customers. That's how many people subscribe to China Mobile, the world's largest mobile phone carrier. The two companies have struck a deal to sell iPhones to China Mobile's customers. And, earlier this month, the Air Force said 18 of its new Joint Strike Fighter jets will be based in Burlington, Vermont. The community there is divided over whether that's a good thing, and both sides are using economic arguments to make their points.

 

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The local economics of fighter jets

Dec 23, 2013
Earlier this month, the Air Force announced that it’s going to base 18 of its brand-new Joint Strike Fighter jets in Burlington, Vermont. For some Vermonters, the news was cause for celebration. For others, it was a wrenching defeat.

Does holiday work lead to full-time jobs?

Dec 23, 2013
Holiday retail hiring is strong this year, but the vast majority of those jobs will disappear in the New Year.

Obamacare delay gives health care procrastinators another day

Dec 23, 2013
Who are the people who waited until the last minute to sign up?

PODCAST: The first health care sign up deadline approaches

Dec 23, 2013
Who are the people who waited until the last minute to sign up for health insurance? Happy 100th birthday, Federal Reserve. And, holiday retail hiring is strong this year, but the vast majority of those jobs will disappear in the New Year.

You're invited! It's the Fed's 100th anniversary!

Dec 23, 2013
Marketplace invites you to the party of the year.

Apple's Chinese Christmas gift

Dec 23, 2013
Last night, Apple and China Mobile signed a long-awaited deal to sell iPhones to this pool of nearly a billion new customers.

Apple begins this week with a big Christmas gift — 760 million potential new customers. That’s how many people subscribe to China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile phone carrier. The two companies have struck a deal to sell iPhones to China Mobile’s customers. And, earlier this month, the Air Force said 18 of its new Joint Strike Fighter jets will be based in Burlington, Vermont. The community there is divided over whether that’s a good thing, and both sides are using economic arguments to make their points.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC