Aug 17, 2018

Euro’s presence still looms large for many Greeks

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(Markets Edition) One year ago, a tropical storm called Harvey formed and eventually morphed into Hurricane Harvey, making a devastating impact on Texas. Federal forecasters say this year's edition of hurricane season probably won't bring another Harvey-like storm, but Marketplace's…

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The euro is a mixed blessing for Greece

Aug 17, 2018
As the country prepares to exit years of IMF-EU bailouts, views differ on the European Union's common currency.
The Greek flag and the flag of the European Union fly above a government building in Athens, Greece.
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(Markets Edition) One year ago, a tropical storm called Harvey formed and eventually morphed into Hurricane Harvey, making a devastating impact on Texas. Federal forecasters say this year’s edition of hurricane season probably won’t bring another Harvey-like storm, but Marketplace’s Reema Khrais told us how vulnerable areas are applying lessons they learned from Harvey’s appearance. Then, while e-cigarettes have U.S. regulators concerned, British authorities are actually focusing on the benefits of vaping, as the BBC’s Anu Anand told us more. And, Monday is the day Greece formally leaves the so-called “bailout” program. Stephen Beard shared with us how the Euro still has quite the presence in the minds of many Greeks. Today’s show is sponsored by Abby Connect (Abbyconnect.com/morning), Indeed  (Indeed.com/marketplace) and Carbonite (www.carbonite.com). (08/17/2018)

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC