Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
Feb 26, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

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Airing on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015: First up on today's show, we'll talk about some of the back-and-forth in a capitol hill hearing room yesterday. And Sears reports their earnings today. We look at the real estate, which is about all the retailer really has left. And in our global economy, almost everything is connected in some circuitous way. We're exploring that fact in a series we're doing with the BBC called Six Routes to Richesa look at the challenges and opportunities people face as they earn a living. Today, a story that starts with a riddle. What connects the following things: a $500 dollar pair of sunglasses for sale at a boutique in China, an economic slump in Croatia, and a pair of white inspection gloves in Berlin?

Segments From this episode

The Global Economy at work

Feb 26, 2015
What's the connection between sunglasses, white gloves, and an economic slump?

Pebble's grand return to Kickstarter

Feb 26, 2015
The smartwatch maker's latest offering on Kickstarter raises lots of money, fast.

Looking for signs of life at Sears

Feb 26, 2015
The ailing parent company of Sears and Kmart reports its fourth quarter earnings.

Airing on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015: First up on today’s show, we’ll talk about some of the back-and-forth in a capitol hill hearing room yesterday. And Sears reports their earnings today. We look at the real estate, which is about all the retailer really has left. And in our global economy, almost everything is connected in some circuitous way. We’re exploring that fact in a series we’re doing with the BBC called Six Routes to Richesa look at the challenges and opportunities people face as they earn a living. Today, a story that starts with a riddle. What connects the following things: a $500 dollar pair of sunglasses for sale at a boutique in China, an economic slump in Croatia, and a pair of white inspection gloves in Berlin?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC