Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday November 4, 2014
Nov 4, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday November 4, 2014

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Can decent U.S. economic growth help perk up Europe, or will Europe's flagging economy drag the rest of the world in the wrong direction? Currently, things are looking droopy in Europe, with the Europen Union lowering its forecast for growth across the countries that use the Euro. More on that. Plus, travel company Priceline will report third quarter profits today. That report should give us a glimpse into Priceline's strategy of growing by buying up other companies. And it's common for CEOs or high powered senior managers to sign non-compete agreements, meaning they can't go work for a competing company soon after leaving your job. But increasingly, these agreements are filtering down to lower wage, service-sector workers. Note recent headlines that Jimmy Johns required its sandwich shop employees to sign the agreements.We take a closer look.

 

Segments From this episode

Priceline's mission: Be bold

Nov 4, 2014
Priceline's earnings will give a glimpse of the success of the company's strategy.

Low-wage workers stuck with non-compete agreements

Nov 4, 2014
An increasing number of American workers are being asked to sign such deals.

Dell reboots as a private company

Nov 4, 2014
Michael Dell launches his newly private Dell computer company.

Black-owned funeral homes face existential challenge

Nov 4, 2014
As black neighborhoods change, funeral directors are struggling to adapt.
Dwayne Bickham, an attendant at Bowman and Young who has worked there since he was 17.
Lewis Wallace/WYSO

PODCAST: Death of a death-industry

Nov 4, 2014
Oil prices drop, a report on Dell, and America's funeral parlors.

Crude oil gets cheaper...again

Nov 4, 2014
Why the world’s largest oil exporter cut prices for crude oil sold to the U.S.

Can decent U.S. economic growth help perk up Europe, or will Europe’s flagging economy drag the rest of the world in the wrong direction? Currently, things are looking droopy in Europe, with the Europen Union lowering its forecast for growth across the countries that use the Euro. More on that. Plus, travel company Priceline will report third quarter profits today. That report should give us a glimpse into Priceline’s strategy of growing by buying up other companies. And it’s common for CEOs or high powered senior managers to sign non-compete agreements, meaning they can’t go work for a competing company soon after leaving your job. But increasingly, these agreements are filtering down to lower wage, service-sector workers. Note recent headlines that Jimmy Johns required its sandwich shop employees to sign the agreements.We take a closer look.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC