Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday July 16, 2014
Jul 16, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday July 16, 2014

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Recent reports claim kidney donors face insurances challenges after they donate, which might discourage potential donors in the future. We investigate. Also, we provide a preview on Bank of America earnings report and also look at how much the bank has set aside for mortgage settlements. Plus, to political candidates, e-mail is extremely important. Campaigns spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to maximize the effectiveness of those e-mails. Yeah, they want us to vote, but they also want us to give - early and often. We explore the science of the fundraising e-mail. And after, urban bike-sharing programs have exploded- there are now more than 30 in the U.S., with more in the pipeline. However, there have been growing pains, the biggest of which, users don't see: the bikes they're not riding because the biggest supplier went bankrupt six months ago. That's held back expansion in some of the biggest, most-popular programs, and stalled others in the pipeline.

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11 email tips from campaign strategists

Jul 16, 2014
Or, how "Meet me for dinner?" translates into millions of dollars.

Bike-sharing's big problem: missing bikes

Jul 16, 2014
The biggest, most-popular programs won't expand in 2014. They can't get new bikes.

Bank of America could shell out as much as $10 billion

Jul 16, 2014
A look at how much Bank of America has set aside for mortgage settlements.

The secret to China's GDP growth rebound: stimulus

Jul 16, 2014
A stimulus package from Beijing is behind China's higher-than-expected growth.

The challenge of funding a community college education

Jul 16, 2014
No access to federal student loans can imperil community college students.

Apple and IBM: from flipping the bird to partnership

Jul 16, 2014
Why the two rivals have decided to play nice.

PODCAST: Unlikely tech friends

Jul 16, 2014
IBM and Apple, Bank of America's earnings report, and maximizing email effectiveness.

Recent reports claim kidney donors face insurances challenges after they donate, which might discourage potential donors in the future. We investigate. Also, we provide a preview on Bank of America earnings report and also look at how much the bank has set aside for mortgage settlements. Plus, to political candidates, e-mail is extremely important. Campaigns spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to maximize the effectiveness of those e-mails. Yeah, they want us to vote, but they also want us to give – early and often. We explore the science of the fundraising e-mail. And after, urban bike-sharing programs have exploded- there are now more than 30 in the U.S., with more in the pipeline. However, there have been growing pains, the biggest of which, users don’t see: the bikes they’re not riding because the biggest supplier went bankrupt six months ago. That’s held back expansion in some of the biggest, most-popular programs, and stalled others in the pipeline.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC