Marketplace Morning Report for Monday December 22, 2014
Dec 22, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday December 22, 2014

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Airing on Monday, December 22, 2014: More on the news that International Monetary Fund policies meant some West African countries underfunded their healthcare systems, possibly hampering the fight against Ebola. Plus, since gas is cheaper, we look at whether support for higher gas taxes has increased in states where they’ve been proposed. And health insurance premiums have seen dramatic increases that outpace inflation, but one thing has stayed the same: We know as little about the quality that your money buys you today, as we did 25 years ago.

Segments From this episode

Sony plans to offer first Internet-based cable TV

Dec 22, 2014
The new year promises several new Internet-based streaming TV offerings.

Is cheaper gas an opening for higher gas taxes?

Dec 22, 2014
Many states are running out of money to maintain highways.

Apartment shortage is forcing up rents

Dec 22, 2014
Investors who bought rental properties find they can now raise rents.
Not a sign of the times, in Centreville, Virginia. 
(Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

PODCAST: Prescription neutrality

Dec 22, 2014
Prescription neutrality, high rent, and SonyTV.

Airing on Monday, December 22, 2014: More on the news that International Monetary Fund policies meant some West African countries underfunded their healthcare systems, possibly hampering the fight against Ebola. Plus, since gas is cheaper, we look at whether support for higher gas taxes has increased in states where they’ve been proposed. And health insurance premiums have seen dramatic increases that outpace inflation, but one thing has stayed the same: We know as little about the quality that your money buys you today, as we did 25 years ago.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC