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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 3, 2014
Jan 3, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 3, 2014

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More than 30,000 machinists could vote today on Boeing's latest contract proposal. At stake is production of the 777X plane, which Boeing says it might move out of Washington after machinists rejected an earlier offer. The stakes are high for machinists, who worry about voting themselves out of jobs, but there are risks for Boeing as well. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh plans to retire after 10 years in power. Twenty years ago, if you mapped where most of the world's poor were concentrated, the result would was that 90 percent lived in the poorest countries. But today, three quarters of the world's poor live in countries that have supposedly graduated to middle income status -- places like India and China. And that's complicating things for aid organizations like the World Bank.

Segments From this episode

Boeing's Washington workers vote on contract for 777X. Again.

Jan 3, 2014
What's at stake for Boeing and its union workers in the contract vote?

Is the World Bank a victim of its own success?

Jan 3, 2014
Three quarters of the world's poor live in middle-income countries.

Obamacare backlog: Walgreen's offers month of drugs

Jan 3, 2014
Several pharmacies are offering to provide drugs to folks who've signed up for ACA -- even if their coverage hasn't kicked in yet.

Cheerios goes no-GMO

Jan 3, 2014
Soon, you will be able to buy a box of Cheerios that is GMO-free. General Mills says it will use corn and sugar that have not been genetically modified.

Indian PM Manmohan Singh to retire after 10 years

Jan 3, 2014
Today, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced his plan to retire after 10 years in power.

Cuba's drivers don't have to be stuck in the 50s anymore

Jan 3, 2014
Cuba has lifted its ban on importing cars.

Quiz: Which country gets most of its energy from renewable resources?

Jan 3, 2014
Which country gets most of its energy from renewable resources?

PODCAST: Cheerios to go GMO-free

Jan 3, 2014
A look at what happened on the first trading day of the new year. Soon, you will be able to buy a box of Cheerios that is GMO-free. And, which country gets most of its energy from renewable resources?

AT&T declares war on T-Mobile

Jan 3, 2014
AT&T is going after T-Mobile customers, with a new promotion.

More than 30,000 machinists could vote today on Boeing’s latest contract proposal. At stake is production of the 777X plane, which Boeing says it might move out of Washington after machinists rejected an earlier offer. The stakes are high for machinists, who worry about voting themselves out of jobs, but there are risks for Boeing as well. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh plans to retire after 10 years in power. Twenty years ago, if you mapped where most of the world’s poor were concentrated, the result would was that 90 percent lived in the poorest countries. But today, three quarters of the world’s poor live in countries that have supposedly graduated to middle income status — places like India and China. And that’s complicating things for aid organizations like the World Bank.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC