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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 6, 2014
Jan 6, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 6, 2014

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This week, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will be in Germany to meet with his counterpart, Wolfgang Schäuble. On the adgenda is the U.S. Treasury's criticism that Germany is putting too much emphasis on selling to the rest of Europe, instead of buying more. If you want to get on the Concorde, you have to go to a museum these days. But private-sector supersonic flight may not be competely dead.  A company called Spike Aerospace is working on an  $80 million private jet due in 2018 that promises to fly from New York to London in less than 4 hours. And, we talk to the CEO of a company based in San Francisco that helps Muslim investors around the world chose stocks and other investment vehicles based on which comply with Islamic teaching and which do not. 

Segments From this episode

Two economic powerhouses have a sit down

Jan 6, 2014
This week, the U.S. and Germany will sit down to talk economy.

After four decades, Delta's DC-9 jets make final landing

Jan 6, 2014
Delta Air Lines will take its final DC-9 to the skies today, punctuating a most unlikely and colorful span of airliner history.

Private jet business picks up speed

Jan 6, 2014
Fly faster, do more. That’s what the website for Spike Aerospace’s supersonic business jet reads.

How do Muslim investors know when a company is Sharia friendly?

Jan 6, 2014
IdealRatings is a San Francisco based company that helps Muslim investors find companies that comply with Islamic teaching.

What if Congress doesn’t reinstate unemployment benefits?

Jan 6, 2014
Expect unemployment to drop -- but not because people are heading back to work.

PODCAST: Yellen expected to be confirmed today

Jan 6, 2014
Janet Yellen is expected to be confirmed as the chair of the Federal Reserve today. Expect unemployment to drop -- but not because people are heading back to work. And, Delta Air Lines will take its final DC-9 to the skies today, punctuating a most unlikely and colorful span of airliner history.

This week, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will be in Germany to meet with his counterpart, Wolfgang Schäuble. On the adgenda is the U.S. Treasury’s criticism that Germany is putting too much emphasis on selling to the rest of Europe, instead of buying more. If you want to get on the Concorde, you have to go to a museum these days. But private-sector supersonic flight may not be competely dead.  A company called Spike Aerospace is working on an  $80 million private jet due in 2018 that promises to fly from New York to London in less than 4 hours. And, we talk to the CEO of a company based in San Francisco that helps Muslim investors around the world chose stocks and other investment vehicles based on which comply with Islamic teaching and which do not. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC