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Marketplace Morning Report (MMR) is the morning sister program from the award-winning staff of Marketplace. Bringing you the morning business news "for the rest of us" in the time it takes you to drink your first cup of joe, MMR is a great way to start your day. You can catch our nine-minute module weekdays during NPR's Morning Edition. Tune-in to Marketplace Morning Report and get a head start on the day!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 8:31amA bacterial infection is roiling through shrimp farms in Southeast Asia, disrupting production and raising shrimp prices in the U.S., which depends on Asia for most of its shrimp. "Infant mortality syndrome" has knocked off Thailand as the biggest exporter to U.S. Now that's India. Plus, this week is the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang, a design innovation that had a huge impact on auto makers and auto culture. Has any U.S. car design had a similar impact since?
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:13amAmerican taxpayers face a smaller risk of being audited by the IRS, as the agency struggles with its own budget problems. Afterall, the less you make, the less you have to worry- and that's even less than before. Plus, heartbleed is apparently going to cost us a lot of money. A quarter of internet users have stopped or cut way back on online purchases in fear that their data will be exposed. And businesses have been exposed because the "keys" to their websites have been laid bare. IT overtime alone is costing businesses millions right now as they desperately attempt to update code and reassure consumers.
Monday, April 14, 2014 6:21amEaster is almost a month later than last year. Big deal, you say, it’s not like it’s Christmas. But stores like Rite Aid and Walgreens have already reported that the late Easter has reduced their front-of-store sales. Sabri looks at how a delayed Easter can be a drag on the economy. Plus: Our trusted representatives leave DC for a two-week recess this weekend. But that doesn’t mean they’re just going to relax on the beach for a fortnight, oh no! There’s work to be done at home, flesh to press and ribbons to cut and babies to kiss and, of course, money to raise. Amy Scott reports on what recess really means for congressional representatives.
Friday, April 11, 2014 7:15amOne 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. The hope is to nudge it up to 2 percent. What does the inflation rate tell us? And why would we want to increase it?
Thursday, April 10, 2014 6:41amHalf 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, and that has a lot to do with Starbucks, according to a new survey of teenagers buying habits. We look at the chase for young spenders’ dollars, and what Starbucks is doing to be so successful.