Oct 28, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 28, 2016


On today's show, we'll talk about the presidential candidates' plans to improve the country's infrastructure; Twitter's decision to shut down Vine; and how Hershey's corporate structure can fend off a takeover. 

Segments From this episode

The politics of infrastructure

Oct 28, 2016
Both presidential candidates see a role for the private sector in infrastructure.
A view of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.
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Clinton unveils anti-bullying plan for schools

Oct 28, 2016
Bullying has been a big problem in schools for a long time. But teachers say the the ugliness of the election has made things worse. Today, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will outline a proposal to dole out $500 million in federal funding to states that agree to develop anti-bullying programs. The funds would pay […]
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally with first lady Michelle Obama at Wake Forest University on Thursday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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How Hershey’s unusual corporate structure deters takeovers

Oct 28, 2016
Just in time for Halloween’s candy splurge-fest, the Hershey Company is releasing its latest earnings report today. The company was in the news this summer after rival Mondelez attempted an ultimately unsuccessful $23 billion takeover bid. Hershey’s unusual structure, in which the majority of shares are held by a trust which oversees a local nonprofit […]
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Third-quarter GDP up 2.9 percent

Oct 28, 2016
Third-quarter GDP growth, Clinton's proposals to fight bullying, and the FCC's new data privacy rules.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about the presidential candidates’ plans to improve the country’s infrastructure; Twitter’s decision to shut down Vine; and how Hershey’s corporate structure can fend off a takeover. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC