Marketplace Morning Report for Monday December 8, 2014
Dec 8, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday December 8, 2014

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Airing Monday Dec. 8, 2014: It's been the sharpest rise for Chinese stocks in five years, and many individual investors in China have been pouring in and some worry about a mania. Plus, we're looking at signs of renewal in a place where war and its associated brutality claimed the lives of millions. One of my Marketplace colleague's is just back from Eastern Congo and his first piece airs tomorrow morning. Today, a conversation with a man who's spent a lot of time in that part of Africa and has been working to help. Ben Affleck, the actor, movie director and screenwriter, is a founder of an NGO called the Eastern Congo Initiative. We talk to him about the practical business side of the work there.

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Congress' long to-do list may make it more productive

Dec 8, 2014
Lame-duck sessions of Congress are shouldering more of the workload.

H&R Block bundles taxes and health insurance

Dec 8, 2014
Policy is a direct result of the way taxes and healthcare have become linked by the Affordable Care Act.

More diverse police forces are only the first step

Dec 8, 2014
Adding minority patrol officers isn't a quick fix. Experts say better leadership, policy changes are also needed.

Ben Affleck on sustainable aid in the Eastern Congo

Dec 8, 2014
"We wanted to do something sustainable that would raise incomes and that would be there long after we were gone," Affleck says.

PODCAST: Diversifying the police force

Dec 8, 2014
H&R Block offers ACA help, diversifying police forces, and lame-duck productivity.

Airing Monday Dec. 8, 2014: It’s been the sharpest rise for Chinese stocks in five years, and many individual investors in China have been pouring in and some worry about a mania. Plus, we’re looking at signs of renewal in a place where war and its associated brutality claimed the lives of millions. One of my Marketplace colleague’s is just back from Eastern Congo and his first piece airs tomorrow morning. Today, a conversation with a man who’s spent a lot of time in that part of Africa and has been working to help. Ben Affleck, the actor, movie director and screenwriter, is a founder of an NGO called the Eastern Congo Initiative. We talk to him about the practical business side of the work there.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC