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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 27, 2014
Jan 27, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 27, 2014

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It's a sea of red, red, and more red if you're looking out at emerging markets this morning, with numbers like -2 percent. What's going on? Just over 3 years ago, a Tunisian street vendor set himself on fire, kicking off the Arab Spring. Much of the revolution had its roots in economic instability. This weekend, Tunisia adopted a new, more progressive constitution. We take a look at the economic challenges it's still facing as it rebuilds. And, coffee prices are at a 6 and a half year low. Great news for coffee lovers, right? Well, maybe not.

 

Segments From this episode

Tunisia's economy still recovering, 3 years after Arab Spring

Jan 27, 2014
A new constitution should provide more stability, reassuring investors and tourists.

Coffee's cheap right now, and you should be worried

Jan 27, 2014
Coffee prices are near historic lows, but consumers aren't seeing the we're not seeing that's just setting us up for high prices.
In the last 3 years coffee prices have gone from near-historic highs in 2011 to near historic lows today.
Stacey Vanek Smith

Court ruling could clear up some Obamacare confusion

Jan 27, 2014
A new study says more than half of Americans are fuzzy on the deadline for signing up for health insurance.

What happens when you put rich and poor students together in charter schools?

Jan 27, 2014
One knock on charter schools is the lack of diversity -- filled with either all minority and low-income students, or mostly affluent students. Some charter schools see a benefit to pulling students from both sides of the tracks.

Emerging markets spook investors

Jan 27, 2014
Emerging markets are starting off 2014 in the worst place they've been in 5 years.

The economics behind Ukraine's unrest

Jan 27, 2014
Ukraine's trade relationship with Russia is at the root of the mass protests there.

Google and Samsung make deal to share patents

Jan 27, 2014
The move is seen as a way to bolster both companies as they continue competing with chief rival, Apple.

PODCAST: Emerging market jitters

Jan 27, 2014
Emerging markets are starting off 2014 in the worst place they've been in 5 years. A new study says more than half of Americans are fuzzy on the deadline for signing up for health insurance. And, some charter schools see a benefit to pulling students from both sides of the tracks.

It’s a sea of red, red, and more red if you’re looking out at emerging markets this morning, with numbers like -2 percent. What’s going on? Just over 3 years ago, a Tunisian street vendor set himself on fire, kicking off the Arab Spring. Much of the revolution had its roots in economic instability. This weekend, Tunisia adopted a new, more progressive constitution. We take a look at the economic challenges it’s still facing as it rebuilds. And, coffee prices are at a 6 and a half year low. Great news for coffee lovers, right? Well, maybe not.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC