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Nov 13, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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In the wake of their crucial role in President Obama's re-election, Latinos are receiving more attention than ever from U.S. businesses. Groupon was a high flyer, now it's fighting a rough future as consumers tire of daily deals. As many homeowners move out from shore areas hard hit by Sandy, investors will move in. 

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Polling Latinos for business opportunities

Nov 13, 2012
In the wake of their crucial role in President Obama's re-election, Latinos are receiving more attention than ever from U.S. businesses.

Groupon fails to make the daily deal

Nov 13, 2012
The company was a high flyer. Now it's fighting a rough future as consumers tire of daily deals.

Investors move in on beachfront property after Sandy

Nov 13, 2012
As many homeowners move out, investors will move in. The real estate adage 'Location, location, location' may still trump the risk.

Austerity as seen from the streets of Athens

Nov 13, 2012
Yesterday, the Greek parliament pushed through an extensive package of cuts and tax increases -- its most aggressive austerity budget so far -- in order to receive their next bailout payment.

Jackson is to the Lakers what Jobs was to Apple?

Nov 13, 2012
When does an NBA team or a company go back to who made them great? And is it a good strategy?

Sandy outages may help rethink power grid

Nov 13, 2012
Long-term power outages in the wake of Sandy have led many experts to scrutinize the power delivery infrastructure and look at how it could be strengthened.

Trust thy neighbor?

Nov 13, 2012
An important part of doing business with someone is trusting them. Research published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics looks at how much business people in different European countries trust each other.

Windows 8 boss exits Microsoft in surprising shake-up

Nov 13, 2012
Steven Sinofsky, who was president of Microsoft's flagship product Windows, is leaving the company. His departure comes as a surprise, less than one month after the release of Windows 8.

Exploring the post-Fiscal Cliff world

Nov 13, 2012
With only 16 working days left in the congressional calendar this year, bipartisanship is on everyone's lips, but is it in the cards?

Podcast: Out with the new and in with the old

Nov 13, 2012
Bipartisanship is on everyone's lips, but is it in the cards? The head of Microsoft Windows is packing up his laptop and going home. Rethinking the east coast power grid, post-Sandy.

In the wake of their crucial role in President Obama’s re-election, Latinos are receiving more attention than ever from U.S. businesses. Groupon was a high flyer, now it’s fighting a rough future as consumers tire of daily deals. As many homeowners move out from shore areas hard hit by Sandy, investors will move in. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC