Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday August 5, 2014

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Detroit
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The World Bank is pulling together 200 million dollars to bolster the overburdened health care systems and quarantine efforts in West Africa as troops and medical personnell work to contain the outbreak of deadly Ebola. Plus, Missouri voters are headed to the ballot booth today to decide whether to increase sales tax. Money raised would be used to fund roads and bridges. More on why your state might be next. And Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore and other cities across the country have their share of vacant or abandoned buildings and are struggling to figure out what to do with them. Fix them up or tear them down, is typically the binary choice. But now there's a third option: paint 'em and wait.  
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States raise transportation taxes after federal cuts

We look at how states are looking at upping taxes to fill the holes in our roads.
Posted In: Transportation, roads, infrastructure

PODCAST: Food stamp transparency

Stock market corrections, food stamps, and Missouri infrastructure.

Tackling urban blight with a paintbrush

One way to ensure your property prices don't fall: spruce up your neighborhood
Posted In: blight, neighborhoods, urban, suburbs

Wannabe tech cities need angel investors, too

What's it take to turn your town into a tech hub? A wealthy resident helps.
Posted In: broadband, Bay Area, Tech

Call center jobs are coming back to the U.S.

Social media is changing the nature of the customer service industry.
Posted In: Twitter, social media

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Tide's Arising
Mark De Clive-Lowe
All We Got
deM atlaS
It Is What It Is
Blood Orange
Midnight (Instrumental)
Handsome Boy Modeling School