Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 22, 2016
Aug 22, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 22, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about Pfizer's plans to buy Medivation for $14 billion; an earlier FAFSA filing date; and a man whose job includes helping others rethink the future. 

Segments From this episode

What's the future of 'the American dream'?

Aug 22, 2016
When it comes to shaping the country's future, it's important to ask what we're aiming for.
Futurist Brian David Johnson argues that rethinking the future can actually lead to change.
Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Changes are coming to the federal student aid form

Aug 22, 2016
Students can begin filing the FAFSA three months earlier this year, on Oct. 1.
Students will now be able to file their FAFSA months earlier than before.
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

In Baton Rouge, big brands come to help — and get known

Aug 22, 2016
Tide, Duracell and Clorox are just some of the brand names flocking to the region.
Tide brought a portable laundry services truck to Baton Rouge for the displaced.
Tim Mettey

In Japan, seniors are half of all welfare recipients

Aug 22, 2016
A growing number of seniors, and not enough workers, has put stress on pensions.
Elderly women choose vegetables from a vendor at a temple in Tokyo.
TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images

Deciphering the future of interest rate hikes

Aug 22, 2016
Developments in the ChemChina-Syngenta deal, interest rates, FAFSA, and the Louisiana floods.

ChemChina one step closer to acquiring Syngenta

Aug 22, 2016
The deal is worth $43 billion.
ChemChina is looking to acquire Syngenta in a $43 billion deal.
FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images

On today’s show, we’ll talk about Pfizer’s plans to buy Medivation for $14 billion; an earlier FAFSA filing date; and a man whose job includes helping others rethink the future. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC