Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Dec 31, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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Airing on Wednesday, December 31, 2014: First up, a Chinese court takes a stand against pollution. And we'll also look ahead to climate policy in 2015. Plus, American Apparel is cutting hours and laying off workers at some of its factories "to conserve funds." We look at what’s behind the move and what the implications are for the company. 

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American Apparel closes a challenging year

Dec 31, 2014
As the company welcomes a new CEO, will changes boost American Apparel's bottom line?

Catching an Uber on New Year's Eve? It'll cost you

Dec 31, 2014
Uber's "surge pricing" policy means prices go up when demand is high.
New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House during the traditional fireworks show held at midnight.
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AirTran Folds its wings

Dec 31, 2014
After four years, Southwest Airlines officially acquires AirTran.

PODCAST: AirTran gets grounded

Dec 31, 2014
Interest rates for 2015, Uber's big night, and AirTran gets grounded.

Airing on Wednesday, December 31, 2014: First up, a Chinese court takes a stand against pollution. And we’ll also look ahead to climate policy in 2015. Plus, American Apparel is cutting hours and laying off workers at some of its factories “to conserve funds.” We look at what’s behind the move and what the implications are for the company. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC