Aug 12, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 12, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about Hillary Clinton's plans for the economy; a record day for all of the big three stock indexes; and criticism over how we present our "The Numbers" segment. 

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Medicare costs rise as doctors perform more tests in office

Aug 12, 2016
Medicare has spent millions on tests and services some say are questionable.

Are you listening when we do the numbers?

Aug 12, 2016
We ask experts about how to present the data in one of our most popular features.
A trader working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. 
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Commerce Department set to release retail sales

Aug 12, 2016
Though big brick-and-mortar stores aren't doing that well, consumers are spending.
Job gains are having an effect on consumer confidence, according to one expert.
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Big three stock indexes all had record day

Aug 12, 2016
Remember where you were last time it happened? Hint: possibly cowering over Y2K bug.
A view of the Nasdaq composite index in Times Square. 
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Alternatives to the four-year degree

Aug 12, 2016
Stock market index highs, retail sales, proposals Hillary Clinton has for our country's education system, and Medicare spending.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about Hillary Clinton’s plans for the economy; a record day for all of the big three stock indexes; and criticism over how we present our “The Numbers” segment. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC