Apr 11, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 11, 2016


On today's show, we'll talk about the link between income and mortality; the Daily Mail's consideration of a Yahoo bid; and Venezuela's smuggling economy.

Segments From this episode

Stranded: Puerto Rico in debt with no end in sight

Apr 11, 2016
The island is dealing with a $72 billion debt crisis. Marketplace's Andy Uhler travels to Puerto Rico to find out how the government's actions are affecting people.
Filipa Rodrigues/Marketplace

In struggling Venezuela, cheap gas and food are smuggled out

Apr 11, 2016
Gas is so cheap that it can be sold at a profit in neighboring Colombia.
Long lines formed outside a Venezuelan gas station.
Jorge Galino/Marketplace

A bot that takes your taco order at work

Apr 11, 2016
TacoBot, on the message service Slack, can settle arguments about lunch.
Slack is venturing into the food business through a union with Taco Bell.
Image via Taco Bell/YouTube

Student loans: It's all about the payments

Apr 11, 2016
New data shows more than 3 million borrowers have defaulted on their loans.
There are currently 3 million people who are delinquent on their federal student loans.
Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Every last dollar you make affects your life expectancy

Apr 11, 2016
Some poor people live longer than other poor people, according to a new study.
There are not only life expectancy disparities between the rich and the poor, but the poor and the poor.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The rise of TacoBot

Apr 11, 2016
Earnings season, Puerto Rico, and fast-food chat partners.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC