Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 28, 2016
Mar 28, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 28, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about an upcoming debate in France among lawmakers over whether it should be easier for government intelligence services to access personal data; a new online-offender registry in Utah that targets white-collar criminals; and why 1.4 million men in their prime working years have left the workforce.   

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Why have 1.4 million prime-age men dropped out of work?

Mar 28, 2016
1.4 million men age 25-54 have left the workforce since before the Great Recession began.
Being ill or disabled is the most common reason among prime-age men for being out of work.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Homeless youth in Nashville struggle as rents soar

Mar 28, 2016
To help accurately count homeless youth, one center hosted a slumber party.
About three dozen of Nashville's homeless young adults spent the night at The Oasis Center during this year's "Youth Count," which features a talent show and karaoke slumber party.
Tony Gonzalez/WPLN

After years in the making, Oculus Rift arrives

Mar 28, 2016
The virtual reality headset could signal the beginning of a big new market.
An attendee at the International Consumer Electronics Show wears an Oculus Rift HD virtual reality headset back in 2014.
ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

Utah introduces white-collar crime registry

Mar 28, 2016
Why was the online database created, and how effective will it be?
Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes in Salt Lake City, Utah (2014). Reyes says that the state's new "White Collar Crime Offender Registry" will aim to help consumers avoid financial predators. 
George Frey/Getty Images

How China became a hot spot for money laundering

Mar 28, 2016
One con man got away with millions.
Con man Gilbert Chikli attained 6.1 million euros from France alone in less than two years, reports the Associated Press. 
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The release of Oculus Rift

Mar 28, 2016
Consumer spending, Oculus Rift, and unemployment.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about an upcoming debate in France among lawmakers over whether it should be easier for government intelligence services to access personal data; a new online-offender registry in Utah that targets white-collar criminals; and why 1.4 million men in their prime working years have left the workforce.   

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC