Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday June 5, 2014

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Clippers
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Tech billionaire Steve Ballmer is paying an eye-watering $2 billion for the LA Clippers. Whether or not the Clippers are actually worth this amount, how is this going to affect the price-tag of the Lakers and other NBA teams? Plus, the final vote to confirm Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the HHS secretary is expected tomorrow. We look at the importance of the Affordable Care Act's outreach to Latinos, who are not only a big proportion of the uninsured, but also part of the healthy young segment the ACA needs. Then, we talk to Olga Kazhan about her article in the Atlantic about how vocal fry impacts women in the workplace. And later, we talk to Fortune’s Allan Sloan about the issue of tax inversion and the tax revenue that’s lost when companies go off-shore. Allan will also discuss the S&P 500’s openness to off-shore companies, as well as the Fortune 500’s aversion to them.

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Sprint and T-Mobile eyeing $32 billion merger

A look at the pros and cons of Sprint potentially purchasing T-Mobile
Posted In: Sprint
US IRS Tax forms

When does an American company stop being American?

Allan Sloan talks about companies that move their headquarters outside the U.S. to avoid taxes.
Posted In: Taxes, tax avoidance, corporate inversion
Steve Ballmer

The Clippers' price tag could catch on

Tech billionaire Steve Ballmer is paying an eye-watering $2 billion for the Los Angeles Clippers. Are multi-billions the new normal for sports teams?
Posted In: Steve Ballmer, Clippers
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Burwell's highest priority: get more Latinos insured

A look at the importance of the Affordable Care Act's outreach to Latinos.
Posted In: ACA, Latino community, health insurance, Sylvia Burwell

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