Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 19, 2015
Jan 19, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 19, 2015

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Airing on Monday, January 19, 2015: First up on today's show, stock prices tumble in China after authorities try stop investors from getting too crazy with their trading. This after Chinese regulators ordered brokerages to stop letting investors borrow money to buy stocks for three months. More on that. Plus, Radio Shack, which continues its slow death, says it would have liked to close more stores, but the costs were too high. Target and Wet Seal are also shuttering lots of stores. We look at the high cost of closing. And fracking for oil and gas has made sand a $10 billion dollar industry, consuming about a hundred-billion pounds every year; much of it from a few midwestern states. Wisconsin has more sand mines than any other state, with more than 60 active mines and permits issued for many more. The industry has grown faster than regulators can to keep up.

 

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States play catch-up with sand mining

Jan 19, 2015
In Wisconsin, sand mines go uninspected, fines are modest and some rules have lapsed.

Addressing the obstacles facing female CEOs

Jan 19, 2015
CEO Jules Pieri says women shouldn't think outside the box, they should create it.

Resurgent U.S. economy to star at global summit

Jan 19, 2015
Is U.S. "the single engine" driving world economy or winning a "least ugly contest"?

PODCAST: The World Economic Forum

Jan 19, 2015
The World Economic Forum convenes, obstacles facing female CEOs, and practice cyber wars.

Airing on Monday, January 19, 2015: First up on today’s show, stock prices tumble in China after authorities try stop investors from getting too crazy with their trading. This after Chinese regulators ordered brokerages to stop letting investors borrow money to buy stocks for three months. More on that. Plus, Radio Shack, which continues its slow death, says it would have liked to close more stores, but the costs were too high. Target and Wet Seal are also shuttering lots of stores. We look at the high cost of closing. And fracking for oil and gas has made sand a $10 billion dollar industry, consuming about a hundred-billion pounds every year; much of it from a few midwestern states. Wisconsin has more sand mines than any other state, with more than 60 active mines and permits issued for many more. The industry has grown faster than regulators can to keep up.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC