Marketplace http://blog.wlrn.org en Sports Arenas, Big Mall Are Regional Assets http://blog.wlrn.org/post/sports-arenas-big-mall-are-regional-assets <p></p><p>The Marketplace Morning Report is broadcasting this week from WLRN's studios in the city it thinks typifies the evolution of America: Miami.</p><p>In its first segment this morning, host Jeremy Hobson discussed the region's "inferiority complex" with Miami Herald economy reporter Doug Hanks and how that might drive spending on sports arenas.</p><p>Also, WLRN's Kenny Malone explored Broward County's gigantic Sawgrass Mills, which is an international tourist destination as well as a shopping mall, and lost his car in the parking lot.</p> Sun, 27 Jan 2013 19:00:00 +0000 WLRN Staff 8183 at http://blog.wlrn.org Sports Arenas, Big Mall Are Regional Assets You No Longer Have To Be Rich To Cruise http://blog.wlrn.org/post/you-no-longer-have-be-rich-cruise <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Marketplace Morning Report wraps ups its week in Miami with a look at the cruise industry and an interview with Adam Goldstein, president of the cruise line, Royal Caribbean.</p><p>Once the pastime of the very wealthy, cruising has become a mainstream vacation, Goldstein tells MMR host Jeremy Hobson, and the U. S. is the biggest "source market" for the cruise industry, even though the growth rate of other source markets is greater.</p> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Rick Stone 8324 at http://blog.wlrn.org You No Longer Have To Be Rich To Cruise The American Dream Life On Fisher Island http://blog.wlrn.org/post/american-dream-life-fisher-island <p></p><p>On&nbsp; the last day of its week in Miami, searching for the New American Dream, Marketplace Morning Report visits exclusive Fisher Island, where people pay a million dollars for the slips where they tie up their $40 million yachts.</p><p>Host Jeremy Hobson learns that few of&nbsp; Fisher's residents had money "fall from the sky" on them. Most of them worked for it, says a real estate agent who sells homes there, so the dream -- even the Fisher Island dream -- is still within reach.</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Rick Stone 8312 at http://blog.wlrn.org The American Dream Life On Fisher Island Marketplace In Miami: An Economic Roundtable On Miami's Biggest Challenges http://blog.wlrn.org/post/marketplace-miami-economic-roundtable-miamis-biggest-challenges <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding-left: 10px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, 'DejaVu Serif', serif; font-size: 15px; ">&nbsp;</p><p>Is Miami the city of the future? What economic challenges does it face going forward? Jeremy Hobson hosts a roundtable discussion with Paola Iuspa-Abbott, a reporter with the Daily Business Review, Andrea Heuson, a professor of finance at the University of Miami, and Dan Grech, formerly of Marketplace and now the news director at WLRN Miami Herald News.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:04:35 +0000 Jeremy Hobson & Jeremy Hobson 8283 at http://blog.wlrn.org Marketplace In Miami: An Economic Roundtable On Miami's Biggest Challenges Searching Liberty City For American Dream http://blog.wlrn.org/post/searching-liberty-city-american-dream <p></p><p>Continuing its search for the New American Dream in Miami, the Marketplace Morning Report goes to one of the city's poorest neighborhoods: &nbsp;Liberty City. Host Jeremy Hobson interviews local residents and takes a driving tour.</p><p>In the second segment, Hobson's panel of Miami journalists, including WLRN news director Dan Grech, returns for a discussion of what each panel member considers South Florida's worst economic problem.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:00:00 +0000 WLRN Staff & WLRN 8254 at http://blog.wlrn.org Searching Liberty City For American Dream Resurgent Miami Housing Makes Billionaires As It Challenges Normal-Income Buyers http://blog.wlrn.org/post/resurgent-miami-housing-makes-billionaires-it-challenges-normal-income-buyers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the Marketplace Morning Report's second Wednesday segment, host Jeremy Hobson wonders if home ownership is still part of the American Dream. He speaks with Miami's billionaire condo king, chairman George Perez of the Related Group, and introduces </span>WLRN's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Karen </span>Burkett<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with a story about the challenges that home buying poses to normal-income people competing with investors for the same properties.</span></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:00:00 +0000 WLRN Staff 8191 at http://blog.wlrn.org Resurgent Miami Housing Makes Billionaires As It Challenges Normal-Income Buyers Marketplace In Miami: The New American Dream, A Broward Immigrant’s Story http://blog.wlrn.org/post/marketplace-miami-new-american-dream-broward-immigrant-s-story <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding-left: 10px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, 'DejaVu Serif', serif; font-size: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding-left: 10px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, 'DejaVu Serif', serif; font-size: 15px;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Jeremy Hobson 8138 at http://blog.wlrn.org Marketplace In Miami: The New American Dream, A Broward Immigrant’s Story Marketplace in Miami: Mayor Tomás Regalado, Miami, and the American Dream http://blog.wlrn.org/post/marketplace-miami-mayor-tom-s-regalado-miami-and-american-dream <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding-left: 10px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, 'DejaVu Serif', serif; font-size: 15px;">Miami is a city made up of people from all walks of life. No one knows that better than Miami Mayor&nbsp;Tomás Regalado.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:59:39 +0000 Jeremy Hobson 8126 at http://blog.wlrn.org Marketplace in Miami: Mayor Tomás Regalado, Miami, and the American Dream 'Marketplace' Searches For A New American Dream During A Week At Miami's WLRN http://blog.wlrn.org/post/marketplace-searches-new-american-dream-during-week-miamis-wlrn <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>Marketplace Morning Report will spend the first week of President Obama's second term broadcasting from Miami and demonstrating what some of the president's inaugural themes mean in real life.</p><p>The raw materials for show host Jeremy Hobson and his production team of three are Miami's huge immigrant population, its great wealth and crushing poverty, and the enormous empty space between those economic extremes.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:05:21 +0000 Rick Stone 8121 at http://blog.wlrn.org 'Marketplace' Searches For A New American Dream During A Week At Miami's WLRN