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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday June 09, 2014
Jun 9, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday June 09, 2014

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“The Fault in Our Stars” is the latest movie adaptation of a young adult book. With the box-office success of Twilight, Hunger Games, and others, is it time to shelve the notion that males aged 18-34 are what drive big blockbusters? Then, we take a closer look at the NCAA student athlete trial that begins next week. And after, as the job market continues to wade, it indicates that people are still very hesitant to take job risks, including quitting the job they've got, to pursue a new job, or borrow for more education to improve their credentials. But, voluntary quitting is starting to pick up again-and for younger workers especially, that's a hopeful sign. Also, did you know that a town in Pakistan creates 80 percent of the world’s soccer balls? A group of notable economists got together to use it as a laboratory to test how best to introduce innovation. We investigate.

 

Segments From this episode

Landmark trial begins in NCAA case

Jun 9, 2014
A look at who profits from college basketball, and where that money should go.

We don't hate change, but sometimes change hates us

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Jun 9, 2014
Economists put a small city in a test tube to study innovation and change.

Movies aimed at teenage girls bring box office bank

Jun 9, 2014
Is it time to shelve the idea that males aged 18-34 drive big blockbusters?

Hey, 20-somethings: Quit your job!

Jun 9, 2014
When people quit jobs to pursue new paths, it's a sign the economy is improving

President Obama aims to reduce burden of student loans

Jun 9, 2014
The president wants more people to be eligible for income-based repayment plans

PODCAST: Exploding student debt

Jun 9, 2014
Exploding student debt, movies marketed to teens, and innovation in making soccer balls

“The Fault in Our Stars” is the latest movie adaptation of a young adult book. With the box-office success of Twilight, Hunger Games, and others, is it time to shelve the notion that males aged 18-34 are what drive big blockbusters? Then, we take a closer look at the NCAA student athlete trial that begins next week. And after, as the job market continues to wade, it indicates that people are still very hesitant to take job risks, including quitting the job they’ve got, to pursue a new job, or borrow for more education to improve their credentials. But, voluntary quitting is starting to pick up again-and for younger workers especially, that’s a hopeful sign. Also, did you know that a town in Pakistan creates 80 percent of the world’s soccer balls? A group of notable economists got together to use it as a laboratory to test how best to introduce innovation. We investigate.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC