Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday May 13, 2014
May 13, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday May 13, 2014

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Pinterest and We Heart It are starting to incorporate native ads,  at some very high prices for advertisers. Native ads have gotten some negative pub -- but they could be more successful on those two platforms because those social networks already cater to people interested in buying. Plus, retail sales numbers for April will be the next big clue in how the economy is doing, since the early numbers this year were hindered by the endless winter weather.

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'Participatory budgeting' goes to the White House

May 13, 2014
One town gives residents $2.4 million to budget however they see fit.

Pinterest starts selling Pins to business

May 13, 2014
Pinterest and We Heart It start incorporating native ads.

Weak retail sales and the danger of discounts

May 13, 2014
A new report shows that April's retail sales increased 0.1 percent.

New book tells of China's modern awakening

May 13, 2014
More than 500 million Chinese moved out of poverty in 35 years.

PODCAST: The shoppers who never showed

May 13, 2014
China wrangles with its credit bubble. And a look at cities that give budget power directly to citizens.

Pinterest and We Heart It are starting to incorporate native ads,  at some very high prices for advertisers. Native ads have gotten some negative pub — but they could be more successful on those two platforms because those social networks already cater to people interested in buying. Plus, retail sales numbers for April will be the next big clue in how the economy is doing, since the early numbers this year were hindered by the endless winter weather.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC