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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 27, 2014
Mar 27, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 27, 2014

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With President Obama's meeting with Pope Francis in Vatican City, we'll take a look at where they disagree – contraception, abortion, same-sex marriage – as well as their shared ground on fighting poverty and inequality. Plus, with Microsoft's Office suite will available for iPad, we explain the potential impact in the market, and the risks Microsoft runs with this move. Also, we look at the GDP’s strengths and weaknesses as an economic indicator and how an organization called Measure of America aims to track well-being. We'll also be taking a look at the efforts to stretch the tech industry into Santa Cruz, which is home to over 20,000 people who commute to the Silicon Valley for work.

Segments From this episode

Does Office for iPad say something new about Microsoft?

Mar 27, 2014
Microsoft has resisted making Office available on iPad for a long time.

You can be the President, I'd rather be the Pope

Mar 27, 2014
The widening gap between rich and poor is decried by both the president and Pope

Sick of the commute, Santa Cruz tries own tech hub

Mar 27, 2014
20,000 tech workers commute daily from Santa Cruz to Silicon Valley

Filling in the gaps that Gross Domestic Product skips

Mar 27, 2014
How to do we measure well-being?

NLRB rules Northwestern football players can unionize

Mar 27, 2014
A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern football players are employees of the school and can vote on whether they want the representation of a labor organization.
The Northwestern Wildcats stand on the field during play against the Michigan Wolverines at Ryan Field on November 16, 2013 in Evanston, Illinois.
Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

PODCAST: College football to get unions?

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The U.S. saw an uptick in GDP. And with 20,000 tech workers commuting daily from Santa Cruz to Silicon Valley, the city tries to start its own tech hub.

With President Obama’s meeting with Pope Francis in Vatican City, we’ll take a look at where they disagree – contraception, abortion, same-sex marriage – as well as their shared ground on fighting poverty and inequality. Plus, with Microsoft’s Office suite will available for iPad, we explain the potential impact in the market, and the risks Microsoft runs with this move. Also, we look at the GDP’s strengths and weaknesses as an economic indicator and how an organization called Measure of America aims to track well-being. We’ll also be taking a look at the efforts to stretch the tech industry into Santa Cruz, which is home to over 20,000 people who commute to the Silicon Valley for work.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC