Dec 9, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 9, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about Trump's choice for Labor Secretary; the difficulties of treating patients who are socially isolated; Italy's struggles to rescue its third-largest bank, Monte dei Paschi di Siena; and a new paper that found just over half of 30-year-olds earn more than their parents did at a similar age — down from 90 percent in 1970. 

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Italy looks to EU to help oldest bank

Dec 9, 2016
The bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena is in trouble. Who should come to its aid?
The headquarters of the Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank, located in the Italian region of Tuscany.
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OPEC woos other nations into production-cutting plan

Dec 9, 2016
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed this week to cut production for the first time in eight years. That could mean oil prices will go up. But that depends on whether OPEC can convince a bunch of other non-cartel countries to agree to the cut. The cartel has invited 14 other countries to a […]
An Austrian soldier stands guard outside the OPEC headquarters in Vienna in 2016.
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For the sickest and most vulnerable patients, care needs to extend outside the hospital

Dec 9, 2016
A new report out this morning has some surprises about some of the sickest and most vulnerable patients in the country. The Commonwealth Fund survey finds as many as 95 percent of these people have consistent access to care. But many are socially isolated — which means access isn’t enough to improve their conditions. Click […]
 
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Trump orders fast food exec as Labor Secretary

Dec 9, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump continues to fill out his cabinet appointees (though, remember, these candidates have to be approved by the Senate). Yesterday, Trump announced the CEO of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., Andrew Puzder, as his nominee to lead the Labor Department. The appointment would be consistent with recent Trump nominees. Puzder has long been an […]
Andy Puzder departing Trump Tower on Wednesday.
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Trump to stay on 'Celebrity Apprentice' as executive producer

Dec 9, 2016
The markets, OPEC's production cuts, UPS deliveries, and the Celebrity Apprentice.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about Trump’s choice for Labor Secretary; the difficulties of treating patients who are socially isolated; Italy’s struggles to rescue its third-largest bank, Monte dei Paschi di Siena; and a new paper that found just over half of 30-year-olds earn more than their parents did at a similar age — down from 90 percent in 1970. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC