Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

12/04/2017: A massive health care shakeup

December 04, 2017

(U.S. Edition) CVS is purchasing Aetna in a $69 billion merger that could completely alter the health industry. What does each want from the other? Erik Gordon, a professor at the University of Michigan, explains what these companies are getting out of this deal. Afterwards, we'll look at the Treasury's decision to phase out myRA, an Obama-era program that allowed people without access to retirement accounts to set up their own with the government. Andrei Cherny — cofounder of Aspiration, a private online bank — explains why he thinks the program was an example of government inefficiency. 

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News happens while you sleep. Marketplace Morning Report gives you a head start on the day. Throughout the morning, host David Brancaccio shares the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make the smartest decisions. And from London, host Anu Anand presents Marketplace Morning Report from BBC World Service to bring you up to speed as the global economy shifts. It's the world perspective you need, from two trusted sources.