Marketplace Morning Report for Monday July 28, 2014
Jul 28, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday July 28, 2014

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Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will be sworn in on Monday as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. We look at the authority and limits of his power to address housing problems facing low-income Americans. Plus, Nissan will release its earnings on Monday, which follows the company’s announcement that owners of its electric car, the ‘Nissan Leaf’ will pay the surprisingly low price of $5,500 for a replacement battery. This is great news for current and potential owners of the car, so how did Nissan manage to keep the price so low, and will this move pay off? 

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Marketing remains largely untapped for Eid Al Fitr

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Muslim Americans add billions to the economy. So why haven't marketers caught on?

We really are living in the (medical) future

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Dr. Goel is trying to do for medicine what Google did for information technology.

Car companies are happy to lose money on electric cars

Jul 28, 2014
Why Nissan is willing to lose money on the Leaf.
 A Nissan Leaf electric vehicle is displayed at Star Nissan on December 3, 2012 in Niles, Illinois.
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Housing and Urban Development gets a new head

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Former mayor Julian Castro faces challenge with budget-minded Congress.

PODCAST: Turning over a new Leaf

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Dollar store mergers, electric car woes, and marketing to Muslim Americans.

Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar (yes, for more than $1)

Jul 28, 2014
The deal promises big cost-savings for both underperforming businesses.

Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will be sworn in on Monday as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. We look at the authority and limits of his power to address housing problems facing low-income Americans. Plus, Nissan will release its earnings on Monday, which follows the company’s announcement that owners of its electric car, the ‘Nissan Leaf’ will pay the surprisingly low price of $5,500 for a replacement battery. This is great news for current and potential owners of the car, so how did Nissan manage to keep the price so low, and will this move pay off? 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC