Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday December 18, 2014
Dec 18, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday December 18, 2014

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Airing on Thursday Dec. 18, 2014: First up, more on thawing relations between the US and Cuba after the prisoner swap yesterday. The deal also puts the spotlight on the leader of the Catholic Church who was directly involved in pushing Havana and Washington closer. We take a closer look at Pope Frances' diplomatic efforts. Plus, Nike’s second quarter fiscal 2015 results are out. We look at the power of the shoe, emerging markets, bright spots and challenges ahead for the company. And here's a gross generalization: Americans are a bold people who made this country great by embracing risk. So what's with the millennials? When it comes to investing, there's some data suggesting that people that enter the workforce after the turn of the millenium, people in their 20s and 30s now, are somehow risk averse? 

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Airing on Thursday Dec. 18, 2014: First up, more on thawing relations between the US and Cuba after the prisoner swap yesterday. The deal also puts the spotlight on the leader of the Catholic Church who was directly involved in pushing Havana and Washington closer. We take a closer look at Pope Frances’ diplomatic efforts. Plus, Nike’s second quarter fiscal 2015 results are out. We look at the power of the shoe, emerging markets, bright spots and challenges ahead for the company. And here’s a gross generalization: Americans are a bold people who made this country great by embracing risk. So what’s with the millennials? When it comes to investing, there’s some data suggesting that people that enter the workforce after the turn of the millenium, people in their 20s and 30s now, are somehow risk averse? 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC