Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 30, 2015
Apr 30, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 30, 2015

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Airing on Thursday, April 30, 2015: There's news the Wall Street powerhouse known as Goldman Sachs is investing heavily in Bitcoin. We look at why is a financial services titan going so "indie" by embracing a digital virtual currency. Next, for the first time in decades, the draft will be held outside New York, in Chicago. The city went after the event, which will be a three-day NFL marketing extravaganza as if it were the Olympics. We explore what’s in it for Chicago, and of course, what’s in it for the NFL. Plus, word is Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard boss, will launch a campaign for president probably on Monday. When will New Jersey governor Chris Christie announce? He's not even said he's running even though his public posture often has a candidate-like bearing. Which brings us to what is possibly a paradox. Marketplace regular and Washington Post columnist Allan Sloan and ProPublica have been looking into why Governor Chris Christie, fiscal champion, runs a state that's had nine credit rating downgrades during his tenure. 

 

Segments From this episode

Ben Bernanke joins PIMCO

Apr 30, 2015
The former Federal Reserve chairman comes on board as an adviser.

The NFL draft comes to Chicago

Apr 30, 2015
The city hosts the event with much fanfare but at what cost?

PODCAST: Bernanke joins PIMCO

Apr 30, 2015
Unemployment numbers, aid in Nepal, and Ben Bernanke joins PIMCO.

Airing on Thursday, April 30, 2015: There’s news the Wall Street powerhouse known as Goldman Sachs is investing heavily in Bitcoin. We look at why is a financial services titan going so “indie” by embracing a digital virtual currency. Next, for the first time in decades, the draft will be held outside New York, in Chicago. The city went after the event, which will be a three-day NFL marketing extravaganza as if it were the Olympics. We explore what’s in it for Chicago, and of course, what’s in it for the NFL. Plus, word is Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard boss, will launch a campaign for president probably on Monday. When will New Jersey governor Chris Christie announce? He’s not even said he’s running even though his public posture often has a candidate-like bearing. Which brings us to what is possibly a paradox. Marketplace regular and Washington Post columnist Allan Sloan and ProPublica have been looking into why Governor Chris Christie, fiscal champion, runs a state that’s had nine credit rating downgrades during his tenure. 

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC