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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday June 3, 2014
Jun 3, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday June 3, 2014

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Harley Davidson will start selling two new motorcycles aimed at women, who account for a small but growing segment of the motorcycle market. We look at Harley’s strategy and the potential payoff. Plus, reducing carbon emissions will cost utilities billions of dollars a year. But the effort will also create jobs – building new power plants, drilling new natural-gas wells, making efficiency improvements at all levels of the power and consumption grid. Also, American Express, maker of the famous Black Card, is now focusing its business model on low income Americans. AmEx recently launched an interesting partnership with Wal-Mart, creating an alternative checking/debit product called Bluebird, which is primarily free and focuses on the underbanked. We investigate. Then, we look at a new program that works to find jobs for those who are autistic.

Segments From this episode

Harley Davidson's fastest growing market? Women

Jun 3, 2014
The iconic motorcycle manufacturer wants to attract younger riders, and women.

Reduce carbon, create jobs?

Jun 3, 2014
The EPA says reducing carbon emissions will cost billions but create energy jobs.

I vow...to hide my assets in Bitcoin

Jun 3, 2014
Among the uses of the cryptocurrency is the ability to hide assets during divorce proceedings

President Obama to increase military presence in Europe

Jun 3, 2014
President Obama is asking for up to $1 billion to boost military in Europe

PODCAST: Chicken wars over sausage; EPA creating green-jobs

Jun 3, 2014
The war for Jimmy Dean's, the creation of green-jobs, and the effort to make more home-grown products in the UK

Small businesses create new jobs for autistic adults

Jun 3, 2014
Small business models across the U.S. ease young people with autism into work.

Harley Davidson will start selling two new motorcycles aimed at women, who account for a small but growing segment of the motorcycle market. We look at Harley’s strategy and the potential payoff. Plus, reducing carbon emissions will cost utilities billions of dollars a year. But the effort will also create jobs – building new power plants, drilling new natural-gas wells, making efficiency improvements at all levels of the power and consumption grid. Also, American Express, maker of the famous Black Card, is now focusing its business model on low income Americans. AmEx recently launched an interesting partnership with Wal-Mart, creating an alternative checking/debit product called Bluebird, which is primarily free and focuses on the underbanked. We investigate. Then, we look at a new program that works to find jobs for those who are autistic.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC