Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Mar 31, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Airing on Tuesday, March 31, 2015: The Case-Shiller 20-city housing price index for the month of January comes out today. Given the recent uptick in pending sales and overall tightening of inventory, a bump seems likely. But will it be a healthy bump if it’s due in part to a limited number of new and existing homes on the market? And the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany, have been in Switzerland since Sunday trying to get some sort of deal done that would prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear bomb, in exchange for easing sanctions that are crippling its economy. Secretary of State John Kerry put the odds of reaching a deal at fifty/fifty - and oil markets are taking note with crude prices down almost 2 percent today. More on that. Plus, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he will intervene anywhere to protect ethnic Russians from persecution. Just like in Ukraine. Which begs the question: What about Latvia? We report rom the Latvian capital, Riga.

Segments From this episode

Latvia's Russian minority not separatist

Mar 31, 2015
Latvia's Russian-speaking minority prefers economic stability to separatism.

Changing times fuel drug company deals

Mar 31, 2015
From Obamacare to a generic drug supply crunch, mergers are due to lots of reasons.

Left behind in Silicon Valley

Mar 31, 2015
Traditional middle class jobs—and families—are feeling the tech pinch.

Do higher home prices mean the market is rebounding?

Mar 31, 2015
The answer is complicated, thanks to that basic economic rule: supply and demand.

Airing on Tuesday, March 31, 2015: The Case-Shiller 20-city housing price index for the month of January comes out today. Given the recent uptick in pending sales and overall tightening of inventory, a bump seems likely. But will it be a healthy bump if it’s due in part to a limited number of new and existing homes on the market? And the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany, have been in Switzerland since Sunday trying to get some sort of deal done that would prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear bomb, in exchange for easing sanctions that are crippling its economy. Secretary of State John Kerry put the odds of reaching a deal at fifty/fifty – and oil markets are taking note with crude prices down almost 2 percent today. More on that. Plus, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he will intervene anywhere to protect ethnic Russians from persecution. Just like in Ukraine. Which begs the question: What about Latvia? We report rom the Latvian capital, Riga.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC