Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 1, 2016
Jan 1, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 1, 2016

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Airing on Friday, January 1, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about how the governor of Puerto Rico plans to pay the latest debt repayment; why senior citizens are among the fastest growing groups for health clubs and fitness centers; and what bankers use as trophies to commemorate big transactions.  

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Hey, young buff guys: make way for seniors at the gym

Jan 1, 2016
The fastest-growing group for gym membership is older people, the 55 and over crowd.
Catherine South (right) with fitness instructor Marilyn Ruehlman at Fitworks in Beavercreek, Ohio. 
Wallace Lewis

Puerto Rico's tricky repayment plan

Jan 1, 2016
Puerto Rico is using some tricky accounting to meet its debt obligations.

Turning dented band instruments into teaching tools

Jan 1, 2016
A look at a Texas high school that recently launched a program to teach kids how to repair instruments.

Trophies for bankers

Jan 1, 2016
Bankers aren’t all that different from Little League baseball players. When they win, they want a trophy.

A higher paycheck for more women in the military

Jan 1, 2016
On Friday, the military will slowly be opening up all jobs to women, which means all the pay grades are opening up, too.

More opportunities for women in the military

Jan 1, 2016
Crude oil exports, integration of women in the military, and musical instrument repair

Airing on Friday, January 1, 2016: On today’s show, we’ll talk about how the governor of Puerto Rico plans to pay the latest debt repayment; why senior citizens are among the fastest growing groups for health clubs and fitness centers; and what bankers use as trophies to commemorate big transactions.  

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC