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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Oct 30, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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Spain's very fragile economy has just limped out of recession after two years -- but just barely. The country's National Statistics Institute detected a .01 percent growth during the third quarter. But that wouldn't tell the whole story of one of Europe's top five economies, 13th in the world overall just behind Australia. And, the lawsuits are flying after a black college student says he was stopped by New York police after buying a $350 Ferragamo belt at Barneys. In a separate incident, actor Rob Brown says he was searched after buying his mother a $1,000 Movado watch at Macys. Marketplace Morning Report looks at how people of color are sometimes treated while shopping at high end stores.

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Shopping while black, and paying a 'respectability tax'

Oct 30, 2013
Two recent high profile cases of black men being detained and searched after shopping at luxury clothing stores shines a light on a common experience for people of color.

A broken social contract, horse meat eating: Welcome to Spain's 'financial genocide'

Oct 30, 2013
Spain's economy has (just barely) emerged from recession. But people are still suffering.

The Snowden Effect: Is Booz Allen feeling it?

Oct 30, 2013
Edward Snowden’s former employer, Booz Allen Hamilton, announces earnings. Did it feel a Snowden penalty?

Actually, Obamacare will force some of you to change plans

Oct 30, 2013
2 to 3 percent of people who currently purchase their own insurance will need to switch to a new plan.

In reversal, Cuba shuts down clothing businesses

Oct 30, 2013
20,000 businesses may be shut down.

PODCAST: Obamacare will force some to switch insurance

Oct 30, 2013
2 to 3 percent of people who currently purchase their own insurance will need to switch to a new plan. Edward Snowden’s former employer, Booz Allen Hamilton, announces earnings. Did it feel a Snowden penalty? And, Cuba is shutting down 20,000 businesses that sell clothing.

Spain’s very fragile economy has just limped out of recession after two years — but just barely. The country’s National Statistics Institute detected a .01 percent growth during the third quarter. But that wouldn’t tell the whole story of one of Europe’s top five economies, 13th in the world overall just behind Australia. And, the lawsuits are flying after a black college student says he was stopped by New York police after buying a $350 Ferragamo belt at Barneys. In a separate incident, actor Rob Brown says he was searched after buying his mother a $1,000 Movado watch at Macys. Marketplace Morning Report looks at how people of color are sometimes treated while shopping at high end stores.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC