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Apr 22, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 22, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about Uber's victory in the battle to keep its drivers as independent contractors; why Uber has yet to make a significant dent in the business rental market; and the lack of collaboration in the ride-hailing app world. 

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The costs and benefits of political conventions

Apr 22, 2016
Cleveland and Philadelphia are hosting the presidential nominating conventions.
The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the site of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, left, and the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, the site of the 2016 Republican National Convention.
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Golden Arches going back to basics

Apr 22, 2016
McDonald's reported first quarter earnings Friday.
McDonald's classic Big Mac is about to come in different varieties.
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Uber has yet to make a real dent in the market for business travelers

Apr 22, 2016
After traveling about 30 miles, Uber can become much more expensive than a car rental.
Uber is continuing to disrupt the automotive world, but not in all markets.
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Uber settlement brings mixed emotions

Apr 22, 2016
Uber is paying up to $100 million to settle class-action lawsuits.
Uber will no longer be able to cut off a driver’s right to work.
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The state of interest rates in Japan

Apr 22, 2016
An Uber settlement, international interest rates, and political conventions.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about Uber’s victory in the battle to keep its drivers as independent contractors; why Uber has yet to make a significant dent in the business rental market; and the lack of collaboration in the ride-hailing app world. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC