Feb 1, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 1, 2016

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Airing on Monday, February 1, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about unemployment in Iowa; Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, joins us to talk about how low oil prices are affecting the global economy; and we'll talk about a…

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Developing a Zika vaccine will take time (and money)

Feb 1, 2016
A handful of big drug companies are working on one.
Mother Nadja Cristina Gomes Bezerra displays a photograph she had taken for identification of her daughter Alice Vitoria Gomes Bezerra, 3-months-old, who has microcephaly, on January 31, 2016 in Recife, Brazil. In the last four months, authorities have recorded close to 4,000 cases in Brazil in which the mosquito-borne Zika virus may have led to microcephaly in infants.
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Iowa's jobless rate more impressive than its economy

Feb 1, 2016
Iowa has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation and a sluggish economy.
Two farm workers finished combining corn on a family farm near Burlington, Iowa. 
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A machine with a soul

Feb 1, 2016
A cobbler talks about his outsole stitcher.
A 1940s Landis Model 12 K Outsole Stitcher. 
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Airing on Monday, February 1, 2016: On today’s show, we’ll talk about unemployment in Iowa; Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, joins us to talk about how low oil prices are affecting the global economy; and we’ll talk about a machine with soul and soles.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC