Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday September 4, 2014
Sep 4, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday September 4, 2014

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First up, the European Central Bank has a key decision on the way that could shape financial markets today. And 14.3 percent of American households were "food insecure" at some point last year — not enough food for an active, healthy life. That's a slight improvement from 2012, but notably higher than prerecession levels. One big reason: Food prices are rising faster than inflation. Plus, the U.S. Supreme Court holds that corporations have free-speech rights. That means companies are free to give money to political campaigns. But what do people who work in one of the richest of industries think about that?

 

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Americans face food insecurity despite economic growth

Sep 4, 2014
Food insecurity is down only slightly.

The jobs report: strong, steady job growth takes hold

Sep 4, 2014
Unemployment's likely to keep falling in 2015, but wages aren't rising in response.

PODCAST: Fast-food strike

Sep 4, 2014
The ECB's surprise move, fast-food workers strike, and consumers as advertisers in India.

European Central Bank cuts interest rates

Sep 4, 2014
In an unexpected move, the ECB cut rates to 0.05 percent.

As fast-food workers strike, unions get redefined

Sep 4, 2014
The Service Employees International Union looks to change how unions operate.

First up, the European Central Bank has a key decision on the way that could shape financial markets today. And 14.3 percent of American households were “food insecure” at some point last year — not enough food for an active, healthy life. That’s a slight improvement from 2012, but notably higher than prerecession levels. One big reason: Food prices are rising faster than inflation. Plus, the U.S. Supreme Court holds that corporations have free-speech rights. That means companies are free to give money to political campaigns. But what do people who work in one of the richest of industries think about that?

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC