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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday April 3, 2014
Apr 2, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday April 3, 2014

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Coinstar introduces vending machines that let you exchange your unwanted/unused gift cards for cash. Mitchell explores how the secondary gift card market works. Also, Latin America is one of the few places in the world where the gap between the rich and poor is narrowing. Pegged to the World Economic Forum meeting on Latin America this week, we examine why there are more Latin Americans in the middle class than living in poverty.

Segments From this episode

Shrinking Middle Class? Not in Latin America

Apr 2, 2014
In Latin America, the gap between the rich and poor is narrowing.

Coinstar goes after the gift-card resale market

Apr 3, 2014
Coinstar expands the market for vending machines

PODCAST: Fewest first quarter layoffs since 1995

Apr 3, 2014
A new economic indicator seeks to give the GDP some competition in measuring economic health.

Going beyond GDP to measure economic health

Apr 3, 2014
According to a new study, GDP doesn't tell the whole story about a country's economy.

Coinstar introduces vending machines that let you exchange your unwanted/unused gift cards for cash. Mitchell explores how the secondary gift card market works. Also, Latin America is one of the few places in the world where the gap between the rich and poor is narrowing. Pegged to the World Economic Forum meeting on Latin America this week, we examine why there are more Latin Americans in the middle class than living in poverty.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC