Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 22, 2015

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Airing on Friday, May 22, 2015: The UK wants to rethink the relationship with the European Union. More on that. Plus, in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in Africa, a new plan has emerged to guard against future problems: re-insurance to help protect governments and insurance companies against the costs of epidemics. A San Francisco firm announced $30 million in funding for the idea this week. We explain the concept and investigate whether there’s a market. Next: Many of the jobs created by Baltimore’s Empowerment Zones disappeared when the recession hit and when industry changed. But there are small, shining examples of success. More on that in today's show.

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Baltimore's $100 million investment legacy

May 22, 2015
The city's efforts to alleviate poverty date back decades, with lasting effects.
A view of downtown Baltimore. Twenty years ago, the city received $100 million as part of a federal program to target the nation's poorest neighborhoods.
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Insuring governments against disease outbreaks

May 22, 2015
The idea is to help protect against the costs of pandemics.

Grocery exodus has Flint shopping for answers

May 22, 2015
Flint's 100,000 people now have only one major store within city limits.

PODCAST: Disappearing grocery stores

May 22, 2015
Interest rates, the 'leap second,' and disappearing grocery stores in Flint, MI.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued new rules on what manufacturers need to do to keep food clean and safe.
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Airing on Friday, May 22, 2015: The UK wants to rethink the relationship with the European Union. More on that. Plus, in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in Africa, a new plan has emerged to guard against future problems: re-insurance to help protect governments and insurance companies against the costs of epidemics. A San Francisco firm announced $30 million in funding for the idea this week. We explain the concept and investigate whether there’s a market. Next: Many of the jobs created by Baltimore’s Empowerment Zones disappeared when the recession hit and when industry changed. But there are small, shining examples of success. More on that in today’s show.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC