Feb 15, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 15, 2016

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Airing on Monday, February 15, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about Japan's contracting economy; new rules that make it easier to submit mental health records to the national background check system; and what the hit Broadway show "Hamilton" has…

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How "Hamilton" can benefit from its Grammy performance

Feb 15, 2016
It's a sold out smash in New York, but there are other ways the hit can benefit.
Cast of Hamilton perform at 'Hamilton' Broadway Opening Night at Richard Rodgers Theatre. It's a sold out smash in New York, but there are other ways the hit can benefit.
Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

The stakes as Obama hosts an Asian summit

Feb 15, 2016
The challenge for southern states is aligning political and economic goals.

What food companies learn from a smart-mouthed robot

Feb 15, 2016
A mechanical mouth is helping some big food companies reformulate products.
When the mechanical mouth at the University of Minnesota's Dentistry School chews a piece of cereal, the computer it's hooked up to registers the audio frequencies emitted.
University of Minnesota's Dentistry School

Gun background checks and mental health records

Feb 15, 2016
New rules on patient privacy and mental health records for gun background check.
Ryan Allen, owner of Frontier Arms in Wyoming
Miles Bryan

Why new streetcars could be coming to your city

Feb 15, 2016
They're cheaper than subways. But busses might make more sense.

A named desire for streetcars

Feb 15, 2016
President Obama's ASEAN summit, smart robots, and streetcars.

Airing on Monday, February 15, 2016: On today’s show, we’ll talk about Japan’s contracting economy; new rules that make it easier to submit mental health records to the national background check system; and what the hit Broadway show “Hamilton” has to gain from its performance on the Grammys.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC