Aug 15, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 15, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about potential rules from the European Union on how services like Skype are regulated; examine how Puerto Rico's economy could affect this year's presidential election; and look at the state of Dallas' police recruiting system after five of the city's officers were killed last month. 

Segments From this episode

Testing a home that gets to know your habits

Aug 15, 2016
Control your house through a smartphone.
Grant Park Village in Portland, a pilot apartment complex of IOTAS. 
Courtesy IOTAS

After attack, Dallas police recruits say they’re more committed than ever

Aug 15, 2016
These 100 recruits are mostly men. They’re racially diverse. All started their training before the shootings that rocked Dallas.
Police recruits line up for a uniform inspection at the Dallas Police Academy.
Christopher Connelly

Puerto Rican debt could help swing Florida

Aug 15, 2016
Puerto Rican voters in Florida, fleeing recession and debt, could be a key demographic this fall.
More than a million Puerto Ricans live in Florida.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Caution over hiring new workers in the UK

Aug 15, 2016
U.K. hiring practices, video game tournaments, smart homes, and this weekend's box office numbers.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about potential rules from the European Union on how services like Skype are regulated; examine how Puerto Rico’s economy could affect this year’s presidential election; and look at the state of Dallas’ police recruiting system after five of the city’s officers were killed last month. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC