Jun 13, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, June 13, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about the history of the rifle used in Sunday's mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida; this week's biennial conference of the American Society of Health Economists — also known as the "Woodstock" for…

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No cash for collection at church? Text it instead

Jun 13, 2016
As people carry less cash, churches are turning to tech to bring in donations.
Worshippers at First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland can donate by swiping a card at this small giving kiosk.
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Health economists diagnose the Affordable Care Act

Jun 13, 2016
The American Society of Health Economists begins its biennial conference this week. It's like Woodstock — for health geeks.
Felue Chang, insured under a plan through the Affordable Care Act, receives a checkup from Dr. Perla Del Pino-White at the South Broward Community Health Services clinic in Hollywood, Florida.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

AR-15 rifle becoming tragically iconic

Jun 13, 2016
The style of rifle has been used in several mass shootings.
FBI agents are seen outside of Pulse nightclub, the spot of the nation's deadliest mass shooting in modern history. Nearly 50 people are reported dead and at least that many more are injured.
Gerardo Mora/Getty Images

Orlando shooting raises questions about nation's security

Jun 13, 2016
Businesses will have to consider safety measures like active-shooter training, expert says.
A man lays down roses to honor each victim of the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando as people gather outside of the Stonewall Inn in New York City. 
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Loyalty frays for both employers and employees

Jun 13, 2016
Companies use contractors to benefit from flexibility, and many workers want it, too
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Microsoft purchases LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Jun 13, 2016
The country's security, Theranos' future, and Microsoft's billion-dollar purchase of LinkedIn.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about the history of the rifle used in Sunday’s mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida; this week’s biennial conference of the American Society of Health Economists — also known as the “Woodstock” for health geeks; and the growing freelancer economy as part of our weeklong series “The Price of Profits.” 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC