Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, May 21, 2015
May 21, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, May 21, 2015

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Airing on Thursday, May 21, 2015: In the housing market, there's new data that costs related to renting went up more than owning this past year. We'll talk more about the implications. And speaking of new data, we'll talk about findings that few Americans are prepared for a sudden change in cash flow. Diana Farrell is President and CEO of the JPMorgan Chase Institute, which did the study, and joins us this morning to talk about the results. Plus, on the eve of Disney’s 60th anniversary, we look at its self-sustaining model: the circular loop of how its movies and characters create theme park attractions which are then translated into merchandise, which then feed back into the movies.

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Airing on Thursday, May 21, 2015: In the housing market, there’s new data that costs related to renting went up more than owning this past year. We’ll talk more about the implications. And speaking of new data, we’ll talk about findings that few Americans are prepared for a sudden change in cash flow. Diana Farrell is President and CEO of the JPMorgan Chase Institute, which did the study, and joins us this morning to talk about the results. Plus, on the eve of Disney’s 60th anniversary, we look at its self-sustaining model: the circular loop of how its movies and characters create theme park attractions which are then translated into merchandise, which then feed back into the movies.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC