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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 1, 2013
Aug 1, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 1, 2013

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Sony turns a profit thanks to a weaker yen. When it comes to helping homeowners struggling with mortgages, is President Obama taking a page out of Mitt Romney's playbook? And the state of tipping in 2013.

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Lessons from the food truck worker who was fired over a tip-shaming tweet

Aug 1, 2013
A New York food truck worker who tweeted about a big company not leaving a tip on a big order lost his job over the tweet.

A new, old plan to help struggling homeowners refinance

Aug 1, 2013
When it comes to helping homeowners struggling with mortgages, is President Obama taking a page out of Mitt Romney's playbook?

Retailers score as judge rules debit card fees are too high

Aug 1, 2013
A judge has ruled the fees banks have been charging retailers for each and every debit-card transaction are too high.

Five years after the Bear Stearns collapse, where are they now?

Aug 1, 2013
The Center for Public Integrity took at look at a handful of senior people at the now defunct investment bank Bear Stearns and found they are now very gainfully employed elsewhere in the financial services industry.

PODCAST: When Silicon Valley was nature valley

Aug 1, 2013
The long history of Silicon Valley and the government. And hows the jobs market doing?

Sony turns a profit thanks to a weaker yen. When it comes to helping homeowners struggling with mortgages, is President Obama taking a page out of Mitt Romney’s playbook? And the state of tipping in 2013.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC