Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 17, 2014
Oct 17, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 17, 2014

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It's the end of what has been a rocky week for investorsOne of the worst in years. No markets were immune: commodities took a hit as oil prices continued to fall lower. Investors have been concerned about political upheaval about the spread of ebola. We take a look at the state of the global market. Plus, the midterm elections are just a few weeks away, and according to a new report from the Wesleyan Media Project, campaigns and committees have spent over $917 million dollars on ads. When all's said and done, it's expected they'll have spent a billion. This is a payday for local TV stations, but many politicians and political action committees are buying more and more ads on cable.

 

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The push to better reimburse organ donors

Oct 17, 2014
The National Organ Transplant Act is 30 years old this month.

Cable eclipsing broadcast for political advertising

Oct 17, 2014
Over-the-air TV is scattershot, while cable can be much more targeted.

Why a travel ban is so tough to pull off

Oct 17, 2014
Calls for banning travel from West African nations hit by Ebola grew louder.

PODCAST: Travel bans

Oct 17, 2014
A rocky week for investors, the trouble with travel bans, and organ transplants.

FBI head concerned over Apple and Google encryption

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Oct 17, 2014
Unbreakable encryption means "going dark" for law enforcement.

It’s the end of what has been a rocky week for investorsOne of the worst in years. No markets were immune: commodities took a hit as oil prices continued to fall lower. Investors have been concerned about political upheaval about the spread of ebola. We take a look at the state of the global market. Plus, the midterm elections are just a few weeks away, and according to a new report from the Wesleyan Media Project, campaigns and committees have spent over $917 million dollars on ads. When all’s said and done, it’s expected they’ll have spent a billion. This is a payday for local TV stations, but many politicians and political action committees are buying more and more ads on cable.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC