Nov 4, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 4, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about predictions for our last jobs report before the 2016 presidential election; look at news that multiple drug companies have received subpoenas in a federal price-fixing investigation; and chat with a nurse practitioner in Seattle…

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With October jobs report, a chance to reflect on Obama’s economic legacy

Nov 4, 2016
Today we’ll have the final monthly jobs report — for October — before the 2016 election. September’s report put unemployment at 5 percent. Looking back, what do the jobs numbers tell us about President Barack Obama’s economic legacy?  When Obama first…
U.S. President Barack Obama walks toward Marine One while departing from the White House in Washington, DC. 
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How wearing a Bernie Sanders onesie affected this man's business

Nov 4, 2016
Differing political opinions can drive away customers.
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A cell phone company for conservatives

Nov 4, 2016
Many corporations avoid choosing a side during elections. Is that changing?
Donald Trump impersonator Robert S. Ensler speaks on a phone before a rally by the Republican presidential hopeful at the Westgate Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Ford is banking on its early Black Friday sale to move cars and boost revenue

Nov 4, 2016
Ford has launched its Black Friday sales early. The automaker is looking to recuperate from a 12 percent slump in sales in October. Deals and incentives for those in the market for a new vehicle include low APR financing and…
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US economy adds 161,000 jobs in October

Nov 4, 2016
Some say that gains in the report were "solid," while others have called them "modest."
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Dalian Wanda purchases Dick Clark Productions for $1 billion

Nov 4, 2016
A recap of the October jobs report, Dalian Wanda's mega purchase, and Patriot Mobile's support of conservative groups.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about predictions for our last jobs report before the 2016 presidential election; look at news that multiple drug companies have received subpoenas in a federal price-fixing investigation; and chat with a nurse practitioner in Seattle about how his political leanings have become an issue in the examining room. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC