Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday July 23,2014
Jul 23, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday July 23,2014

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The drumbeat of scandals involving big banks has been good news for smaller ones. Credit unions and regional banks are gaining customers by emphasizing their local roots and trustworthiness, which is also drawing interest from investors. Plus, it may surprise you to know that Blockbuster stores are still alive and well… in Mexico. That’s because so few Mexicans have an internet connection. But Netflix has a new “gift card” strategy to take over the Mexican market.

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High cotton and southern language

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Finding economic history in Southern expressions.

Netflix goes global. Will it pay off?

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Netflix will expand into Europe this fall, but the move could be expensive.

Little banks swing (and miss) at the big guys

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People hate big banks, but small banks are struggling to win them over.

PODCAST: Netflix goes global

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A profits round-up, Netflix goes global, and Manchester United plays stateside.

Abuse of human growth hormone on the rise in teens

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Teen athletes aren't the only ones abusing HGH.

The drumbeat of scandals involving big banks has been good news for smaller ones. Credit unions and regional banks are gaining customers by emphasizing their local roots and trustworthiness, which is also drawing interest from investors. Plus, it may surprise you to know that Blockbuster stores are still alive and well… in Mexico. That’s because so few Mexicans have an internet connection. But Netflix has a new “gift card” strategy to take over the Mexican market.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC