Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 24, 2015
Apr 24, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 24, 2015

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Airing on Friday, April 24, 2015: A merger of cable giants Comcast and Time Warner Cable appears to be off the table. Several media reports cite sources in position to know, suggesting the union will be abandoned mainly because U.S. regulators think it would be—in the end—anti-competitive. Next, Democrat Sen. Patty Murray plans to introduce a bill to Congress in the next few days that would increase the minimum wage to $12 by 2020. Democrats are rallying around this plan. We look at the broad details of this proposal and ask why $12 as opposed to $15, which labor groups have been fighting for, or $10.10, which the White House has backed. We'll also talk to Dan Nardello, CEO of Nardello & Co, about labor violations at NYU’s Abu Dhabi campus.

 

 

Segments From this episode

Apple Watch makes its fashionable debut

Apr 24, 2015
Apple steps into the world of high fashion.

What's in a $12 minimum wage?

Apr 24, 2015
A proposal is expected next week to increase the federal minimum wage to $12.

Puerto Rico could run out of money in three months

Apr 24, 2015
The economy crashed when corporations moved out, but the government kept spending.

PODCAST: The merger that never was

Apr 24, 2015
The merger that never was, and revisiting the terrible collapse of a clothing factory in Bangladesh.

Airing on Friday, April 24, 2015: A merger of cable giants Comcast and Time Warner Cable appears to be off the table. Several media reports cite sources in position to know, suggesting the union will be abandoned mainly because U.S. regulators think it would be—in the end—anti-competitive. Next, Democrat Sen. Patty Murray plans to introduce a bill to Congress in the next few days that would increase the minimum wage to $12 by 2020. Democrats are rallying around this plan. We look at the broad details of this proposal and ask why $12 as opposed to $15, which labor groups have been fighting for, or $10.10, which the White House has backed. We’ll also talk to Dan Nardello, CEO of Nardello & Co, about labor violations at NYU’s Abu Dhabi campus.

 

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC