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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday May 20, 2014
May 20, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday May 20, 2014

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We investigate the Latin American angle of the AT&T-DirecTV deal – how the stalling growth of satellite in markets like the U.S. makes developing markets more attractive and the challenges inherent in that strategy. Plus, on Tuesday, President Obama hosts business leaders at the White House to tout "SelectUSA, " an initiative started in 2011 to offset companies leaving the U.S. for foreign tax shelters. Conrad looks at the "tools in the toolkit" -- What are the carrots, what are the sticks, to bring and keep business in the U.S.? (Tentative angle)

Segments From this episode

In London, food banks feel the strain

May 20, 2014
As government welfare cuts take effect in Britain, food bank use increases.

President Obama makes a sales pitch for the U.S.

May 20, 2014
"It was getting harder for Ohio to go compete against Singapore.”

Is London too expensive for poor Londoners?

May 20, 2014
Charities say large numbers of poor Londoners are being priced out of the city.

How the AT&T-DirecTV deal plays in Latin America

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May 20, 2014
A contest for telecom dominance between cable and satellite in the developing world.

Are London's CEOs earning too much?

May 20, 2014
How much more should a CEO earn than his or her employee?

PODCAST: London's stock ambitions

May 20, 2014
A look at Brixton Market, in South London. And there's a clamor about high executive pay in the UK.

We investigate the Latin American angle of the AT&T-DirecTV deal – how the stalling growth of satellite in markets like the U.S. makes developing markets more attractive and the challenges inherent in that strategy. Plus, on Tuesday, President Obama hosts business leaders at the White House to tout “SelectUSA, ” an initiative started in 2011 to offset companies leaving the U.S. for foreign tax shelters. Conrad looks at the “tools in the toolkit” — What are the carrots, what are the sticks, to bring and keep business in the U.S.? (Tentative angle)

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC