Apr 29, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 29, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about Amazon's large quarterly profit; Puerto Rico's more than $400 million debt payment due Monday; and a Social Security loophole.

Stories From this episode

This Puerto Rico default is different

Apr 29, 2016
Puerto Rico is about to miss an interest payment on the most secure level of bonds.

Staying connected while on the go

Apr 29, 2016
Here’s what busy travelers need to know about staying on the phone, and online, while trekking through the country, or the world.
Sometimes, staying online while traveling can be tricky. But there are some easy, affordable options — if you plan ahead.
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Teaching kids the power of the piggy bank

Apr 29, 2016
It's a good day to spread the message to start saving early.
It's a good idea to help kids develop saving habits early on, the American Bankers Association says.
Philip Brewer/Flickr

Today is your last day to take advantage of a Social Security loophole

Apr 29, 2016
Laurence Kotlikoff, who authored a book on Social Security secrets, talks about a Social Security file-and-suspend strategy.
A Social Security loophole is closing Friday.
401K Calculator/Flickr

A California pension fund considering reinvestment in tobacco

Apr 29, 2016
Tobacco stocks, earnings season, and "Teach Children to Save Day."

On today’s show, we’ll talk about Amazon’s large quarterly profit; Puerto Rico’s more than $400 million debt payment due Monday; and a Social Security loophole.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC