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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday May 19, 2014

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We take peek at the Chronicle of Education’s latest survey on executive compensation at public universities. Coaches clearly rule here. Plus, Monday marks the start of a robotics competition at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. College students have to build and design a robot that could work on Mars (ALTERNATIVE dig lunar soil). Conrad Wilson reports on how competitions help foster innovation and can even bring ideas to market. Then, Marketplace goes to London! London’s wealth is more unevenly distributed than that of any other city in the developed world. That’s partly because of an influx of mega-rich Arabs, Chinese and Russians. Stephen visits the rich Russian owner of a wine store in the wealthy Mayfair district who sells single bottles of wine for $180,000. We explore how London’s rich perceive the wealth gap. We will also be talking to U.S. citizen and former board member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, Jamison Firestone, about cooling business ties between London and Russia.  

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Economists find same-sex marriage gives a boost

May 16, 2014
The tenth anniversary of same-sex marriage in America.

Public college presidents get big paychecks

May 18, 2014
College presidents are said to earn their paychecks by bringing in lots of money.

One rich Londoner unconcerned by wealth gap

May 19, 2014
Researchers say the wealth gap between rich and poor in London is growing.

Robots, the space program and innovation

May 19, 2014
NASA's Kennedy Space Center begins a major robotics competition.

Russia and London: The ties that bind

May 19, 2014
What does Russian corruption have to do with London's rising home prices?

AT&T’s $48.5 billion bid for your everything

May 19, 2014
AT&T is buying DirecTV, and the deal is all about bundling.

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May 19, 2014
We visit Smithfield Market in London. And a look at London's business environment.

We take peek at the Chronicle of Education’s latest survey on executive compensation at public universities. Coaches clearly rule here. Plus, Monday marks the start of a robotics competition at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. College students have to build and design a robot that could work on Mars (ALTERNATIVE dig lunar soil). Conrad Wilson reports on how competitions help foster innovation and can even bring ideas to market. Then, Marketplace goes to London! London’s wealth is more unevenly distributed than that of any other city in the developed world. That’s partly because of an influx of mega-rich Arabs, Chinese and Russians. Stephen visits the rich Russian owner of a wine store in the wealthy Mayfair district who sells single bottles of wine for $180,000. We explore how London’s rich perceive the wealth gap. We will also be talking to U.S. citizen and former board member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, Jamison Firestone, about cooling business ties between London and Russia.  

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC