Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Sep 9, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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What will an Apple device you can wear look like? Will it have new Apple mobile payment systems, health care software, or home automation? These are some of the questions that are supposed to get answered today, now that the Cupertino, California, company has drawn the attention of the world's media for its product launch event in a few hours. As for the health of the company behind today's planned razzmatazz? We're joined by Adam Lashinsky, who covers Silicon Valley for Fortune and is the author of the book "Inside Apple," to discuss. Then to West Africa, where a rapper is part of a debate over economic policy. The latest hit by one of Africa's biggest rap artists, Sarkodie, criticizes the president of Ghana for mismanaging the economy. Ghana had become one of the continent's shining lights in recent years. But now the economy has soured with its currency down by about a third against the dollar this year. Ghana has reached out to the International Monetary Fund for help, as foreign investors are concerned about the economic crisis, which Sarkodie the rapper emphasizes is hitting poor people hard.

 

Segments From this episode

The JOLTS report, or how secure you feel about your job

Sep 9, 2014
What this report tells us outside the numbers.

Will Apple's iWatch lead to 'frictionless' payments?

Sep 9, 2014
Why has the U.S. been so slow to move toward cardless transactions?

PODCAST: Apple's payment plan

Sep 9, 2014
Frictionless payment, the JOLTS report, and measuring economic security.

Credit monitoring becomes a standard offer after breaches

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Sep 9, 2014
What these services do and do not do for you as a consumer.

What does economic security mean in 2014?

Sep 9, 2014
A new book looks at the different ways Americans define their economic standards.

What will an Apple device you can wear look like? Will it have new Apple mobile payment systems, health care software, or home automation? These are some of the questions that are supposed to get answered today, now that the Cupertino, California, company has drawn the attention of the world’s media for its product launch event in a few hours. As for the health of the company behind today’s planned razzmatazz? We’re joined by Adam Lashinsky, who covers Silicon Valley for Fortune and is the author of the book “Inside Apple,” to discuss. Then to West Africa, where a rapper is part of a debate over economic policy. The latest hit by one of Africa’s biggest rap artists, Sarkodie, criticizes the president of Ghana for mismanaging the economy. Ghana had become one of the continent’s shining lights in recent years. But now the economy has soured with its currency down by about a third against the dollar this year. Ghana has reached out to the International Monetary Fund for help, as foreign investors are concerned about the economic crisis, which Sarkodie the rapper emphasizes is hitting poor people hard.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC