Jun 3, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, June 3, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about Tribune Publishing's decision to change its name to "tronc"; a squabble in Congress over Zika funding; and the fight for truck drivers to be classified as full-time employees.

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Fighting over Zika funding continues in Congress

Jun 3, 2016
Congress has to decide how much to spend and on what.
A Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector looks at mosquito larva in a sample taken from a pool of standing water before using a pesticide. The county has been proactive in fighting the Zika virus.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Washington, D.C.'s 'cannapeneurs'

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Jun 3, 2016
In the District, marijuana businesses have to carefully manage conflicting laws.
A vendor of hydroponic growing equipment carries a marijuana plant to his vending stall during the first annual National Cannabis Festival on April 23 in Washington, D.C. 
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Truckers: contractors or employees?

Jun 3, 2016
Truck drivers are fighting to be classified as full-time employees.
Various industries are being attacked for the independent contractor model.
Andy Uhler/Marketplace

May's jobs report provide pointer to Fed

Jun 3, 2016
The economy added 38,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in May — a number much lower than experts predicted.
The May jobs report is one of the last major economic data points the Federal Reserve will look at before its meeting this month.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Why employment numbers are so low

Jun 3, 2016
The Verizon strike had a lot to do with it, Labor Secretary Tom Perez says.
"In terms of the May report, the damage was done" by the Verizon strike, says U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez about low employment numbers. 
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Wal-Mart partnering with Uber and Lyft to deliver groceries

Jun 3, 2016
A weak jobs report for May, a truck driver strike and Wal-Mart's collaboration with ride-booking services.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about Tribune Publishing’s decision to change its name to “tronc”; a squabble in Congress over Zika funding; and the fight for truck drivers to be classified as full-time employees.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC