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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 27, 2013
Jun 27, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 27, 2013

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Europe moves to protect taxpayers when banks fail. After yesterday's Supreme Court decision, the same sex marriage ban in California, Prop 8, is effectively no more. So what's the future of referenda in the wake of the high court decision? And loans remain cheap for wealthy borrowers with good credit scores, but if you're poor or don't have great credit, it's a very different story.

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Why does it cost the poor so much to borrow?

Jun 27, 2013
Interest rates banks pay the Fed, and middle- and upper-income consumers pay the banks, are incredibly low. But that's not trickling down to borrowers at the bottom.

Running interns get some glory

Jun 27, 2013
There are a lot of dopey things summer interns get asked to do, but sometimes the assignment is exalted.

How will injuries impact the NBA draft?

Jun 27, 2013
Basketball teams pick athletes to go pro at the NBA draft, but injuries among the top picks complicate the process of evaluating a player's worth.

What's the future of the referendum industry after Prop 8?

Jun 27, 2013
After yesterday's Supreme Court decision, the same sex marriage ban in California, Prop 8, is effectively no more. So what's the future of referenda in the wake of the high court decision?

Same-sex wedding planners get a boost from Supreme Court

Jun 27, 2013
Based on U.S. Census data, hundreds of thousands of gay and lesbian couples are living together in the U.S. but not yet married -- a big market opportunity for wedding planners and vendors.

EU reaches deal to shield taxpayers from bank failures

Jun 27, 2013
After hours of high stakes negotiations, European finance ministers have struck a deal to help shield taxpayers from bank failures.

Border security surge threatens U.S.-Mexico commerce

Jun 27, 2013
It's called the "Border Surge," and it includes more fencing, drones, cameras, and nearly double the number of border patrol agents along the U.S. Mexico frontier.

Consumer spending is up, will the economy follow?

Jun 27, 2013
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, discusses why she thinks the latest upbeat data don't add up to a strong economy.

Going once, going twice: New York Times set to sell Boston Globe

Jun 27, 2013
Bids for the Globe are expected to be in the $100 million range. The New York Times company paid more than a billion dollars for the publication 10 years ago.
A newspaper box offers copies of The Boston Globe on Feb. 20, 2013 in Boston, Mass.
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PODCAST: Going once, going twice...sold?

Jun 27, 2013
Upbeat data don't add up to a strong economy. The New York Times is set to the sell the Boston Globe for one-tenth the price it paid. And how will injuries impact today's NBA draft?

Europe moves to protect taxpayers when banks fail. After yesterday’s Supreme Court decision, the same sex marriage ban in California, Prop 8, is effectively no more. So what’s the future of referenda in the wake of the high court decision? And loans remain cheap for wealthy borrowers with good credit scores, but if you’re poor or don’t have great credit, it’s a very different story.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC