Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday May 16, 2014

Some of the country's biggest insurers are getting together to open the black box on healthcare pricing. In 2015, they'll launch an online portal that will give consumers price and quality info on medical services. The idea is to promote comparison shopping. We look at how it will work, and whether pricing info actually has anything to do with price. Plus, after a steady rise since February, gas prices are leveling off. But It's the time of year when gas usually gets more expensive. What influences the price at the pump, and what can we expect to see in the summer months?

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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.