Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday July 15, 2014
Jul 15, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday July 15, 2014

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Home Depot is selling 3D printers for $1400-3000 each. Who's buying them, and why? What do they print? What about the cartridges? So many questions. So little time! Also, President Obama is trying to stir up some passion for shoring up the national infrastructure. The White House released a report Monday afternoon touting the long-term economic benefits of fixing the nation’s roads and bridges. And Tuesday, he visits Virginia to talk about it again.  But chances are good that his efforts will fall flat.  Even though everybody hates driving on potholed roads, or wants to avoid sewage pipe ruptures, the American public just doesn’t care much about this issue.

Segments From this episode

Shlepping bike-share cycles in a giant van

Jul 15, 2014
Urban bike share's low-carbon, high-tech vision ... requires a few gas guzzlers.

Highway spending slowed by gridlock in Congress

Jul 15, 2014
Some states are already moving forward with their own infrastructure funding.

Casinos developers take extra steps to sweeten the pot

Jul 15, 2014
A new casino promises $300 million to Boston, even though it won't be in the city.

Hammer, lumber, 3-D printer? Home Depot sells it all

Jul 15, 2014
Home Depot is selling 3D printers starting at $1400 apiece. We have questions.

PODCAST: Home Depot in 3D

Jul 15, 2014
Janet Yellen's New Yorker profile, Airplanes for sale, and Home Depot sells 3D printers.

Home Depot is selling 3D printers for $1400-3000 each. Who’s buying them, and why? What do they print? What about the cartridges? So many questions. So little time! Also, President Obama is trying to stir up some passion for shoring up the national infrastructure. The White House released a report Monday afternoon touting the long-term economic benefits of fixing the nation’s roads and bridges. And Tuesday, he visits Virginia to talk about it again.  But chances are good that his efforts will fall flat.  Even though everybody hates driving on potholed roads, or wants to avoid sewage pipe ruptures, the American public just doesn’t care much about this issue.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC