Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday July 1, 2014
Jul 1, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday July 1, 2014

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US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Panama tomorrow for the inauguration of new President Juan Carlos Varela. We look at the economic challenges facing Mr. Varela as he tries to continue the country’s healthy economic growth while also tackling corruption and an inefficient bureaucracy. Plus, in regards to Hilary Clinton’s book “Hard Choices,” we look at the tough decisions publishers make when they go big on a book like this, digging into how the economics of “tent pole” books work. Also, today a new hotel opens in downtown Los Angeles. Most of the money to pay for it came from outside the country. 320 immigrant investors from 14 countries put up 95 percent of the financing. It's part of an investor visa program. And after, we talk to freelance writer Susan Cagle about the downside of the share economy.

Segments From this episode

The economics behind a celebrity's book

Jun 30, 2014
Sales of “Hard Choices” slipped significantly after its first week on sale.

Green cards pay for new hotels

Jul 1, 2014
320 immigrant investors from 14 countries finance a new hotel in Los Angeles.

When the 'sharing economy' doesn't really play fair

Jul 1, 2014
The sharing economy maintains some of the same problems as traditional businesses.

PODCAST: Shrinking office space

Jul 1, 2014
A look at the S&P 500, shrinking office space, and the "share" in sharing.

More workers get crammed into less space

Jul 1, 2014
Businesses have added back jobs since the recession, but not office space.

US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Panama tomorrow for the inauguration of new President Juan Carlos Varela. We look at the economic challenges facing Mr. Varela as he tries to continue the country’s healthy economic growth while also tackling corruption and an inefficient bureaucracy. Plus, in regards to Hilary Clinton’s book “Hard Choices,” we look at the tough decisions publishers make when they go big on a book like this, digging into how the economics of “tent pole” books work. Also, today a new hotel opens in downtown Los Angeles. Most of the money to pay for it came from outside the country. 320 immigrant investors from 14 countries put up 95 percent of the financing. It’s part of an investor visa program. And after, we talk to freelance writer Susan Cagle about the downside of the share economy.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC