Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday August 20, 2014
Aug 20, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday August 20, 2014

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Housing starts are up. What’s driving the encouraging increase? We look at the role of first-time home buyers. Plus, Uber has launched a new home delivery service called Corner Store. Customers can order items from a CVS or Walgreens and have them delivered right to their doorstep. Other companies have launched their own delivery services of late, including Google. Will this latest venture from Uber succeed in a growing market, and with its built in fleet of drivers, does it have the advantage? 

Segments From this episode

More housing starts don't mean more first-time buyers

Aug 20, 2014
What’s driving the increase in housing start? Not first-time home buyers.

Uber launches home delivery service

Aug 20, 2014
Will Uber's latest venture succeed in this growing market?

China levies record antitrust fines on foreign firms

Aug 20, 2014
China levies $200 million of fines on Japanese auto parts makers.

British pubs: popular but disappearing

Aug 20, 2014
Britain's famous warm hostelries are giving way to supermarkets and other stores.

Who created that app? A teacher

Aug 20, 2014
Teachers are big creators of digital learning tools.

Macy's settles up in profiling case

Aug 20, 2014
The department store will pay $650,000 and pledges to change its practices.

PODCAST: Macy's settles profiling charge

Aug 20, 2014
Plus: pubs are disappearing and amid international crises stocks are rising.

Housing starts are up. What’s driving the encouraging increase? We look at the role of first-time home buyers. Plus, Uber has launched a new home delivery service called Corner Store. Customers can order items from a CVS or Walgreens and have them delivered right to their doorstep. Other companies have launched their own delivery services of late, including Google. Will this latest venture from Uber succeed in a growing market, and with its built in fleet of drivers, does it have the advantage? 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC