Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday Feb. 19, 2015
Feb 19, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday Feb. 19, 2015

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Airing on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015: As retail giant Walmart reports its latest quarterly earnings, we look at possible growth areas for the company. Plus, you've heard that quote "Whiskey's for drinkin', water's for fightin"? That's been true in California for well over a century and the current drought has only intensified conflict over who should get how much water and from where in this thirsty state. As part of our series "Water: The High Price of Cheap," we look at how echoes of past water wars still reverberate today.

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Fed minutes still vague on rate-hike timing

Feb 19, 2015
Officials signal they want continued flexibility as they raise interest rates.

PODCAST: Finding diversity in sports leadership

Feb 19, 2015
Germany rejects an extension, when to raise interest rates, and promoting diversity in sports.

Germany says no to a six month extension for Greece

Feb 19, 2015
A conversation with economist Elena Panaritis, advisor to the Greek government.

Walmart's way to growth

Feb 19, 2015
Walmart is the world's largest retailer, but what are its paths to growth?

Airing on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015: As retail giant Walmart reports its latest quarterly earnings, we look at possible growth areas for the company. Plus, you’ve heard that quote “Whiskey’s for drinkin’, water’s for fightin”? That’s been true in California for well over a century and the current drought has only intensified conflict over who should get how much water and from where in this thirsty state. As part of our series “Water: The High Price of Cheap,” we look at how echoes of past water wars still reverberate today.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC