Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Aug 4, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 4, 2015

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Airing on Tuesday, August 4, 2015: On today's show, we'll talk about oil's new volatility with prices creeping back up after falling to a six month low on Monday. And with CVS’s earnings report on Tuesday, we check on the corporate strategy that has helped CVS shares approach record highs. Plus, nearly ten years ago, New Orleans was inundated by flood waters, after a spectacular failure of the city's levees. We have the story of a financial institution — itself devastated — that played a key role in the rebuilding.

Segments From this episode

Disney earnings could show strength in films, parks

Aug 4, 2015
The media company has been on a roll with big movies.

Post cigarettes, CVS looks to grow as a health company

Aug 4, 2015
The company bought a pharmacy supplier and took over drugs for Target.

Finding local labor for public projects

Aug 4, 2015
Should contractors who bid on public projects be forced to hire more local workers?

Black Caucus and Silicon Valley talk minority hiring

Aug 4, 2015
Tech companies don't employ many blacks. Traditional hiring practices may need review.

Banking on a New Orleans recovery

Aug 4, 2015
When New Orleans flooded, Liberty Bank — itself devastated — helped to rebuild.
Alden McDonald, (left) President and CEO of Liberty Bank, walks the perimeter of a branch under construction in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhood, with his son Todd McDonald, a Vice President of Strategic Management at Liberty.
Caitlin Esch

PODCAST: Hiring local

Aug 4, 2015
A volatile oil market, the CVS business model, and hiring local workers for local projects.

Airing on Tuesday, August 4, 2015: On today’s show, we’ll talk about oil’s new volatility with prices creeping back up after falling to a six month low on Monday. And with CVS’s earnings report on Tuesday, we check on the corporate strategy that has helped CVS shares approach record highs. Plus, nearly ten years ago, New Orleans was inundated by flood waters, after a spectacular failure of the city’s levees. We have the story of a financial institution — itself devastated — that played a key role in the rebuilding.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC