Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Mar 18, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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Airing on Wednesday, March 18, 2015: We're set to get the latest read today on when the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates. It may sound counter-intuitive, but rising interest rates may be a boon for the housing market. Plus: The EU is looking to make European governments exchange information about tax arrangements with multi-national companies, making "sweetheart deals" and tax incentives more difficult. Finally, the latest dispatch from the Marketplace Tech team down at SXSW. Privacy was the big theme at Austin's massive technology gathering in 2014. This year, it's anonymity.

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Yik Yak, privacy settings and the anonymous economy

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Airing on Wednesday, March 18, 2015: We’re set to get the latest read today on when the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates. It may sound counter-intuitive, but rising interest rates may be a boon for the housing market. Plus: The EU is looking to make European governments exchange information about tax arrangements with multi-national companies, making “sweetheart deals” and tax incentives more difficult. Finally, the latest dispatch from the Marketplace Tech team down at SXSW. Privacy was the big theme at Austin’s massive technology gathering in 2014. This year, it’s anonymity.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC