Jul 25, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 25, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about Verizon's planned $5 billion purchase of Yahoo's core business; the current state of the economy; and the lessons Washington Post columnist Allan Sloan has learned about bond investments.

 

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Paid internships are more likely to lead to job offers

Jul 25, 2016
Compensated interns were taken more seriously in the corporate world.
About 44 percent of unpaid interns in the corporate world were hired after finishing an internship.
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In Texas, kids learn money doesn't grow on trees

Jul 25, 2016
From stores to a bank and radio station — in Enterprise City, kids run it all.
Students run things in the North Texas town of Enterprise City.
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Verizon to purchase Yahoo for $4.8 billion

Jul 25, 2016
The phone company is vying for Yahoo users in an effort to ramp up digital ad revenue.
Verizon is snagging Yahoo's core business for nearly $5 billion.
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Economy is fodder for politics

Jul 25, 2016
The state of the economy will influence voters and offer talking points to both parties' candidates.
The U.S. economy appears to be in pretty good shape this summer.
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The financial role of a party's political chair

Jul 25, 2016
The influence a party's chair has over candidate fundraising, media censorship in China, and a student-run town.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about Verizon’s planned $5 billion purchase of Yahoo’s core business; the current state of the economy; and the lessons Washington Post columnist Allan Sloan has learned about bond investments.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC