Nov 18, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 18, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about Volkswagen's decision to cut 30,000 jobs in the aftermath of its emissions cheating scandal; why some E.R. visits are costing patients much more than they expected; and how a NAFTA withdrawal could affect Mexico.

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An end to NAFTA could send Mexico into a deep recession

Nov 18, 2016
And the U.S. would also suffer, says journalist León Krauze.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Donald Trump shake hands after a meeting in Mexico City on August 31, 2016.
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Minimum wage is on the rise in certain states

Nov 18, 2016
There's broad voter support for the hikes, but little political movement in D.C.
A Service Employees International Union member celebrates after California Governor Jerry Brown signed landmark legislation SB 3 into law on April 4, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
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Thought you were in-network? Surprise!

Nov 18, 2016
Some E.R. doctors lead to unexpected bills.
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Trump tweet exaggerates influence over Ford plant's fate

Nov 18, 2016
Ford says it has no plans to shutter U.S. plants.
A view of the Lincoln MKC. 
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Let's talk about bonds

Nov 18, 2016
The bond market, the gig economy's effect on retailers, and minimum wage increases.

Retailers may find it harder to find workers for holidays because of the gig economy

Nov 18, 2016
We’re coming up on the holiday shopping season. And you can be sure retail and delivery companies know that. They’re trying to hire temporary seasonal workers. Target, UPS, Amazon, the list goes on — they’re all competing to staff their…
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On today’s show, we’ll talk about Volkswagen’s decision to cut 30,000 jobs in the aftermath of its emissions cheating scandal; why some E.R. visits are costing patients much more than they expected; and how a NAFTA withdrawal could affect Mexico.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC