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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 19, 2016

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On today’s show, we’ll talk about Ireland’s decision to appeal the EU’s order that Apple pay the country $14 billion in back taxes; the disparity in retirement savings between top-earning CEOs and many Americans; and Italy’s struggles to conserve its architectural heritage. 

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Italy looks to China to preserve Roman heritage

by Stephen Beard Dec 19, 2016
Cash-strapped Italy hopes Chinese investors will help pay for upkeep.

Report finds wealth gap continues into retirement

by Mitchell Hartman Dec 19, 2016
We hear a lot about the income gap between top executives and workers, and it turns out that gap continues after retirement, too. The Institute for Policy Studies reports the 100 CEOs with the biggest retirement plans each have anywhere from $25 million to nearly $1 billion set aside by their employers in individual pension […]

The trinket transition

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Dec 19, 2016
A store-shelf view of the presidential transition.
Mid-day Update

Venezuela overturns 100-bolivar banknote ban

by David Brancaccio Dec 19, 2016
A decline in undergraduate enrollment, a banning of the 100-bolivar banknote, the effect of presidential transitions on souvenir shops, and the outcome of the IMF chief's payout trial.

For-profit colleges lead downward trend in undergraduate enrollment

by Kimberly Adams Dec 19, 2016
A new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows enrollment is down 1.4 percent since last fall. For-profit institutions were hit the hardest, with enrollment down 14.5 percent. Experts say that’s partly to do with the big players in the industry — ITT Tech and Corinthian — closing their doors, but it also […]

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