Aug 19, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 19, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about potential conflicts of interest over donations to the Clinton Foundation; how avocado farming may be damaging the environment; and the end of construction on America's first offshore wind farm. 

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Middle-class jobs could be making a comeback

Aug 19, 2016
Middle-income job growth, the new "Ben-Hur" remake, and oil prices.

In Philly, how the city deals with unclaimed bodies

Aug 19, 2016
When unidentified people die in Philly, the city picks up the burial tab.
A single stone marks the grave of 1,500 Philadelphians whose cremated remains were never claimed from the Medical Examiner's Office. 
Emma Lee/WHYY

'Ben-Hur' aiming for box office boost from Christians

Aug 19, 2016
The movie remake hopes to ride the growing wave of faith-based blockbusters.
Christianity plays a more prominent role in the 2016 "Ben-Hur" film than in the 1959 version.
Paramount Pictures

On today’s show, we’ll talk about potential conflicts of interest over donations to the Clinton Foundation; how avocado farming may be damaging the environment; and the end of construction on America’s first offshore wind farm. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC