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APM: Marketplace Morning Report – First Cast: Episodes

One of the most pressing issues before attendees at the IMF spring meetings in Washington, D.C., doesn’t show up on the agenda – the situation in Ukraine. We offer a review of the tools and options bankers have. Plus: Some at the Fed are worried the inflation rate, around 1 percent, is too low. ...
Half of the Fortune 50 are said to be poised to enter the healthcare realm, according to an analysis out  Thursday from PricewaterhouseCoopers. How will retailers, telecoms and even automakers make money in the healthcare world? Plus: Teen spending on food has eclipsed spending on clothing, ...
On Wednesday, the government will release data on what Medicare paid doctors in 2012. Reformers love this idea – hoping it will help make consumers smarter when it comes to getting care. But the American Medical Association says doctors who treat the sickest patients might end up looking bad when compared ...
The Puerto Rican bank is getting out of the Chicago and Southern California markets, retreating to the East Coast. We look at the reasons. Plus: Obama signs the EO, that will make it easier for federal contractors to talk about what they make. So will they? 
We’re getting into the earning reporting season for the big banks, and the results are not expected to be as strong as they have been. Banks’ bottom lines have been hit by a slump in mortgage lending and trading income. Also, a Bitcoin ATM operator called Robocoin is setting up shop in Congress ...
Around the country, hospitals and doctors are forming Accountable Care Organizations, where providers team up to better manage patients. This year, we're watching Camden, N.J., as the new health law takes hold, part of a series we call Diagnosis: Camden. Also, the online food delivery service - GrubHub ...
Coinstar introduces vending machines that let you exchange your unwanted/unused gift cards for cash. Mitchell explores how the secondary gift card market works. Also, Latin America is one of the few places in the world where the gap between the rich and poor is narrowing. Pegged to the World Economic ...
Among the biggest donors to food banks and other social-service agencies are
corporations including Walmart and Kroger’s- a sometimes awkward partnership, since of the people
served by these agencies are employees of these stores. Later, we talk to Allan Sloan about a tax-avoidance deal that is ...
Kevin Spacey has been lobbying the state congress in Maryland, which is where the Netflix hit House of Cards is filmed. The company wants tax breaks, but Maryland's saying no. Also, we take a look at the individual investor in the HFT environment. 
The Affordable Care Act reaches an important milestone -- and deadline -- on Monday. The law's rollout has worked pretty well in some states, and has been a mess in other states. In the case of Oregon, the state promised big and hasn't delivered. Also, up to $50 billion in tax breaks that expired in ...
The César Chávez  film opening on Friday is partnering with the makers of a new smartphone app that allows Spanish-speaking movie-goers to watch the English-language movie while listening to it in Spanish. For $2, consumers download Spanish-language audio track app that will play in synch with ...
With President Obama's meeting with Pope Francis in Vatican City, we'll take a look at where they disagree – contraception, abortion, same-sex marriage – as well as their shared ground on fighting poverty and inequality. Plus, with Microsoft's Office suite will available for iPad, we explain ...
An annual report examining health in the U.S. count-by-county looked for the first time at factors like housing, transportation and food insecurity. We explain the links between these factors and overall health. Plus, with the IPO of King Digital, we take a look at the company's strategy of making dozens ...
With a report from the New American Foundation showing a problematic 8 percent rise in debt levels for graduate students over the last four years, Marketplace puts the value of a law degree on trial. Plus, a look at a new report that breaks down by state the 32 million people in the ...
With Russia excluded from the upcoming G-8, we explore the economic benefit that comes from attending these summits. Plus, after piloting the idea in a few dozen locations, Starbucks will begin to serve alcohol and small plates at thousands of locations in coming years. What are the risks to Starbucks’s ...
WalMart is launching a “black Friday” for gardening merchandise. We ask whether there really is enough demand for this kind of product at this time of year to create a genuine black Friday effect, and explore what WalMart’s move might do to the gardening retail world. Plus, the economic implications ...
Veterans continue to struggle with the challenge of translating their skills to a civilian workplace -- unemployment rate in the veterans' community tends to run two percentage points higher than the general population. Plus, with the hike in the cost of a new Amazon Prime Mebership rising from ...
Microsoft has been warning for a long time that it’s going to stop supporting Windows XP. We explore what ATMs - the majority of which still use the system - will do without Microsoft's support. Plus, as the Fed meets this week, Janet Yellen, a strong proponent of Fed transparency, will be watched ...
The Republican National Committee launches a huge television ad as live television (and live television ads) are less and less popular with viewers. Are political parties missing the boat by still targeting TV, or do they have so much money to spend, it doesn’t matter how closely targeted their ads ...
We ask what deportations have done to sectors of the economy – construction, agriculture, etc. – that have historically relied on undocumented labor. Also, what’s the matter with kids’ stores these days? Urban Outfitters says  it simply blew some fashion decisions, but what’s going on ...
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