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May 6, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 6, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about the wildfires ravaging Alberta, Canada; new FDA rules that will impose restrictions on products like cigars and hookah tobacco; and lead contamination in Los Angeles. 

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Lead contamination poisons a neighborhood's home values

May 6, 2016
Residents of East Los Angeles are seeing prices drop and can't sell their homes.
Terry Cano (left) and brother Joe Gonzalez were born and raised in Boyle Heights. Both have serious medical problems they attribute to the lead in their soil.
Jed Kim/Marketplace

FDA rules spell changes for vaping and hookah lounges

May 6, 2016
New FDA rules put restrictions on tobacco products, which will affect venues catering to their use.
Hookah pipes at a lounge in San Jose, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The Sport of Kings after American Pharoah

May 6, 2016
Did last year's Triple Crown winner inspire greater interest in racing?
Victor Espinoza celebrates atop American Pharoah after winning the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on June 6, 2015, in Elmont, New York.
Al Bello/Getty Images

Nashville's budget hearings are now a speedy pitchfest

May 6, 2016
City officials have 7 minutes to convince a panel to fund their departments.
Nashville's Transit Chief Steve Bland (left) pitches Mayor Megan Barry on a new payment method for riders of city buses.
Office of Mayor Megan Barry

April jobs report shows weak growth

May 6, 2016
April's jobs report, money laundering, and lead contamination.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about the wildfires ravaging Alberta, Canada; new FDA rules that will impose restrictions on products like cigars and hookah tobacco; and lead contamination in Los Angeles. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC