Dec 12, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 12, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about non-OPEC countries agreeing to make production cuts; a planned meeting between Trump and the heads of companies like Amazon, Oracle and Cisco; and the stagnation of wages in the country as rents rise. 

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Renters facing affordability crisis as wages stagnate

Dec 12, 2016
Evictions are on the rise as renters pay increasing share of income for housing.
A view of historic homes on Logan Circle in Washington, D.C.
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Target reaches out to Latino consumers

Dec 12, 2016
Target's spending on Spanish-language TV ads is up nearly 70 percent over the year.
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New bill aims to improve sharing of electronic medical records

Dec 12, 2016
President Barack Obama is expected to sign legislation on Tuesday that should speed FDA approval of some drugs and devices, as well as making a significant investment in medical research. The measure – known as the 21st Century Cures Act…
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Tech CEOs, most of whom opposed Trump, will meet with president-elect

Dec 12, 2016
President-elect Trump has invited the chief executives of the nation’s largest tech companies to meet on Wednesday in Trump Tower. Silicon Valley was overwhelmingly opposed to Trump’s candidacy, but it’s dependent on Washington on several key issues. Click the above…
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Expect an interest rate hike this December, some economists say

Dec 12, 2016
A possible interest rate hike, the sharing of electronic medical records, and Target's efforts to appeal to Latino consumers.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about non-OPEC countries agreeing to make production cuts; a planned meeting between Trump and the heads of companies like Amazon, Oracle and Cisco; and the stagnation of wages in the country as rents rise. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC