“Marketplace Morning Report,” hosted by David Brancaccio, is the business news you need to know to start your day. “Marketplace Morning Report” gets you up to speed on what you missed when you were sleeping, kicking off each weekday with a global business update from the BBC World Service in London.
Airing on Friday, February 6, 2015: First up on today's show, a new study says the percentage of people willing to pay for apps on their smartphones and tablets is about one-third, and falling. We look at the rise of other business models that allow app makers to stay in business. Plus, sales of packaged products for brands like Kraft and Campbell's are flat in traditional grocery stores, but are selling well in dollar stores, especially in smaller sizes – leading these companies to focus more closely on expanding their line of products in these stores and to lower-income shoppers. We'll also speak with Univision’s Leon Krauze talk about English speakers in Mexico.…read more