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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 29, 2013
Jul 29, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 29, 2013

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Have you heard of Omnicon and Publicis? They've heard of you, and they're merging. Markets in Japan are down on what's being called a 'mini-correction.' A realtor's tale of the housing boom and bust. And a new survey finds four out of five Americans will struggle with joblessness, near-poverty, or reliance on government welfare at some point in their lives.

Segments From this episode

The mall is dead, long live the mall

Jul 29, 2013
Shopping mall firms struggled during the recession and are still digging out.

A realtor's tale: Selling houses after a housing crash

Jul 29, 2013
Kristal Wilson sold lots of houses to people during the housing boom -- and then helped them with short sales when prices collapsed as they faced foreclosure.

Omnicom and Publicis set to tie the knot

Jul 29, 2013
The merger will bring rival accounts under the same roof -- like Coke and Pepsi. And that could lead to a shake up in global advertising business.

Protests over fast-food wages spread to retail workers

Jul 29, 2013
Retail workers find common cause with fast-food employees demanding more hours and higher wages.

Want better government? Use cost-benefit analysis

Jul 29, 2013
Non-profits are working with state governments to increase use of cost-benefit analyses to learn whether programs and policies are worth it.

PODCAST: Cost-benefit, monster ad outfit

Jul 29, 2013
Omnicom and Publicis go big to go small, digitally. Want better government? Try cost-benefit analysis. And are the Federal Reserve's monetary policies putting the country at risk for inflation?

Omnicom and Publicis go big to go small, digitally

Jul 29, 2013
The merger is a case of Madison Avenue trying to catch up with Silicon Valley, trying to use their size and reach to deliver small targeted markets to advertisers in real time.

Have you heard of Omnicon and Publicis? They’ve heard of you, and they’re merging. Markets in Japan are down on what’s being called a ‘mini-correction.’ A realtor’s tale of the housing boom and bust. And a new survey finds four out of five Americans will struggle with joblessness, near-poverty, or reliance on government welfare at some point in their lives.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC