Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday August 13, 2014
Aug 13, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday August 13, 2014

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First up, Chinese authorities have launched an anti-trust investigation into a handful of luxury car brands accused of jacking up prices on cars and car parts in China. Companies like BMW, Land Rover, Mercedes and Audi are madly slashing prices to try and appease regulators. More on the cars, which are said to be as much as four times more expensive in China than they are elsewhere in the world. Plus, when you think of summer camp, maybe you think of time for swimming, or crafts. But if you're a student at Steam Summer Camp in Brooklyn, it's time to learn about gentrification. The campers are studying their community and the housing issues they see and live with.

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Gentrification summer camp in changing neighborhoods

Aug 13, 2014
10-year-old Ayanna Lee on debt: "That’s like basically having no social life.”

A guide to the perfect tech company pitch

Aug 13, 2014
Jessica Lawrence has seen almost 360 demos. Here's her tips to make yours better.

Alibaba could become the largest IPO. Ever.

Aug 13, 2014
What's the big deal and how will Alibaba keep shares afloat once trading starts?

School staffing up nearly 400%, but not with teachers

Aug 13, 2014
Hiring teacher's aides played a big part in this increase. We look at the 'why'.

PODCAST: The biggest IPO

Aug 13, 2014
Amazon local register, growth in teacher aides, and Alibaba sells stock.
Japan's mobile communication giant Softbank president Masayoshi Son announces the company's financial result ended in March in Tokyo on May 7, 2014. Softbank is also the company which owns the chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, who yesterday, May 6, 2014, finally filed its IPO.

 
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Amazon looks for data... at flea markets?

Aug 13, 2014
A Square-like card-reader may bring more data than cash.

First up, Chinese authorities have launched an anti-trust investigation into a handful of luxury car brands accused of jacking up prices on cars and car parts in China. Companies like BMW, Land Rover, Mercedes and Audi are madly slashing prices to try and appease regulators. More on the cars, which are said to be as much as four times more expensive in China than they are elsewhere in the world. Plus, when you think of summer camp, maybe you think of time for swimming, or crafts. But if you’re a student at Steam Summer Camp in Brooklyn, it’s time to learn about gentrification. The campers are studying their community and the housing issues they see and live with.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC