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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Dec 25, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 25, 2013

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An automaker is gambling with major changes to its biggest moneymaker. Bloomberg reports next month, Ford will unveil an F-150 pickup made of aluminum, not steel. A look into the darker side of the numbers opens in theaters today. Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" tells the story of a sleazy, drug-loving broker played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Wall Street greed fuels many Hollywood plot lines. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman checks in with some real Wall Street pros to get their take. And, college enrollment is dropping, which makes the already fierce competition for students even tougher. Some schools are trying to reel them in with eye-popping dorms. Marketplace takes you inside a luxury dorm at the University of Kentucky.

Segments From this episode

To compete for students, colleges roll out the amenities

Dec 25, 2013
Forget cinder block walls and communal bathrooms, today's student housing features granite countertops, high-end mattresses, and high-tech laundry.

A Christmas Day movie about sleaze on Wall Street

Dec 25, 2013
Martin Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street' opens today and financial folks won't shy away.

Could Ford's aluminum F-150 reshape truck market?

Dec 25, 2013
Ford will unveil an F-150 pickup truck made with military-grade aluminum.

Do I have the flu? (And why Big Data loves when you ask that)

Dec 25, 2013
Companies who want to make sure their products are in the right place at the right time to capitalize off of flu season are turning to social media.

Give! (And keep track of your donations!)

Dec 25, 2013
There’s a benefit to charitable giving beyond the warm and fuzzy holiday spirit -- such donations can shave a bit off the year’s tax bill.

PODCAST: Big data meets big sickness

Dec 25, 2013
Companies who want to make sure their products are in the right place at the right time to capitalize off of flu season are turning to social media. And, there’s a benefit to charitable giving beyond the warm and fuzzy holiday spirit -- such donations can shave a bit off the year’s tax bill.

An automaker is gambling with major changes to its biggest moneymaker. Bloomberg reports next month, Ford will unveil an F-150 pickup made of aluminum, not steel. A look into the darker side of the numbers opens in theaters today. Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” tells the story of a sleazy, drug-loving broker played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Wall Street greed fuels many Hollywood plot lines. Marketplace’s Mitchell Hartman checks in with some real Wall Street pros to get their take. And, college enrollment is dropping, which makes the already fierce competition for students even tougher. Some schools are trying to reel them in with eye-popping dorms. Marketplace takes you inside a luxury dorm at the University of Kentucky.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC