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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 10, 2014
Mar 10, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 10, 2014

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It’s a banner year for companies looking to go public. Plenty of IPOs already so far this year; plenty more to come. But there are worries about the stimulus that the Federal Reserve has been providing the economy. So why would you want to go public now? Plus, businesses in Venezuela have had a hard time getting cash. The country’s official currency exchange system is a mess. It sells 11 bolivars for one U.S. dollar, while the black market rate is 80 to 1.

Segments From this episode

Exchanging currency in Venezuela is a nightmare

Mar 10, 2014
A new exchange system could bring the currency rate closer to the black market.

PODCAST: Seen at South By

Mar 10, 2014
SXSW Interactive is in full swing in Austin, Texas.

SXSW Frontlines: How to protect your data

Mar 10, 2014
Techies are floating some big ideas around at SXSW.

Public transportation at its highest level since 1956

Mar 10, 2014
Americans took more than 10 billion public transport trips in 2013.

SXSW highlights: Neil Young and custom Oreos

Mar 10, 2014
Throw in a conversation with actress Rosario Dawson.

Missing flight threatens popular tourist route

Mar 10, 2014
Malaysian Airlines flight 370 could complicate tourism to Southeast Asia.

It’s a banner year for companies looking to go public. Plenty of IPOs already so far this year; plenty more to come. But there are worries about the stimulus that the Federal Reserve has been providing the economy. So why would you want to go public now? Plus, businesses in Venezuela have had a hard time getting cash. The country’s official currency exchange system is a mess. It sells 11 bolivars for one U.S. dollar, while the black market rate is 80 to 1.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC