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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday June 10, 2014
Jun 10, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday June 10, 2014

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Radio Shack today is rolling out a nationwide expansion of its "Fix It" program. Customers can bring in phones with cracked screens, water damage, broken buttons etc. and have them fixed on site for as little as $39.99. Currently, these fixes can be so expensive that people just don’t bother to make them. Has Radio Shack found the hole-in-the-market that could save consumers money and save a company that some had already written off? Plus, Obama will participate in a special Q&A event on Tumblr where he will answer students’ questions about student loan debt. Also, college grads are on the hunt for jobs, and firms are finally showing more readiness to hire them. A company called Collegefeed wants to step in as matchmaker, acting in a way that's similar to dating websites. Then, California has some of the most ambitious energy conservation goals in the nation. State building codes will require all new residential and commercial buildings be Zero Net energy by 2030. That means buildings will have to produce as much energy as they use. To accomplish that, lots of construction workers will be needed which will translate into new jobs.

Segments From this episode

Obama, Tumblr, and student debt

Jun 10, 2014
President Barack Obama will be talking student debt on Tumblr.

Can Radio Shack fix it?

Jun 10, 2014
Has Radio Shack found the key to save consumers money and its business?

Time Warner considers buying a stake in bad boy media

Jun 10, 2014
Vice Media is more than sex, drugs, and rock and roll...it's money, too.

PODCAST: Turning blue collar "green"

Jun 10, 2014
The state of part-time, turning jobs "green," and how Radio Shack fixes itself

'Greening' construction jobs for energy efficiency

Jun 10, 2014
Ambitious goals for energy conservation are turning blue collar jobs "green"

That college essay on Proust could land you a job

Jun 10, 2014
Collegefeed helps students spin their college experiences into job qualifications

Radio Shack today is rolling out a nationwide expansion of its “Fix It” program. Customers can bring in phones with cracked screens, water damage, broken buttons etc. and have them fixed on site for as little as $39.99. Currently, these fixes can be so expensive that people just don’t bother to make them. Has Radio Shack found the hole-in-the-market that could save consumers money and save a company that some had already written off? Plus, Obama will participate in a special Q&A event on Tumblr where he will answer students’ questions about student loan debt. Also, college grads are on the hunt for jobs, and firms are finally showing more readiness to hire them. A company called Collegefeed wants to step in as matchmaker, acting in a way that’s similar to dating websites. Then, California has some of the most ambitious energy conservation goals in the nation. State building codes will require all new residential and commercial buildings be Zero Net energy by 2030. That means buildings will have to produce as much energy as they use. To accomplish that, lots of construction workers will be needed which will translate into new jobs.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC