Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Republican National Committee launches a huge television ad as live television (and live television ads) are less and less popular with viewers. Are political parties missing the boat by still targeting TV, or do they have so much money to spend, it doesn’t matter how closely targeted their ads are? Plus, housing starts are on the up again after a grim winter. What’s prompting the bump? Also, the convention that is a convention all about conventions. And with the proliferation of social media and data-gathering apps, Oakland, California residents are feeling the peer-pressure to save water because of a frowny face utility statement.

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News happens while you sleep. Marketplace Morning Report gives you a head start on the day. Throughout the morning, host David Brancaccio shares the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make the smartest decisions. And from London, host Anu Anand presents Marketplace Morning Report from BBC World Service to bring you up to speed as the global economy shifts. It's the world perspective you need, from two trusted sources.