Marketplace Morning Report for Monday November 17, 2014
Nov 14, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday November 17, 2014

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Most economists went to bed last night thinking Japan's economy was growing. But there's news today that not only did it not grow, it shrunk to the point that Japan's now in recession. More on that. And what's called the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect opens for business today. It's a link between the two stock exchanges that meansfor the first timeinvestors of each market will have access to the other. Here's the thing: this gives international investors a way to invest in mainland China without a lot of fuss. Plus, the Pew Research Center has a report out this month with data showing that many of us feel anxious when managing personal information online. There's a burgeoning industry that attempts to help us with this, but how much can be done?

Segments From this episode

Hong Kong and Shangai exchanges link up in big reform

Nov 17, 2014
It’s a big deal for investors, for whom it's now a lot easier to invest in China.

The top financial concern: just paying the bills

Nov 17, 2014
A survey shows more Americans are worrying about just keeping up.
Telephone bills, which contain information for an AT&T customer.
(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

PODCAST: Japan's surprise recession

Nov 17, 2014
Japan's surprise recession, and a conversation with Omer Gokcekus.

Regaining control of your online data

Nov 18, 2014
In a culture shift, new apps and sites help users protect and erase private data.

Most economists went to bed last night thinking Japan’s economy was growing. But there’s news today that not only did it not grow, it shrunk to the point that Japan’s now in recession. More on that. And what’s called the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect opens for business today. It’s a link between the two stock exchanges that meansfor the first timeinvestors of each market will have access to the other. Here’s the thing: this gives international investors a way to invest in mainland China without a lot of fuss. Plus, the Pew Research Center has a report out this month with data showing that many of us feel anxious when managing personal information online. There’s a burgeoning industry that attempts to help us with this, but how much can be done?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC