Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 11, 2015
May 11, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 11, 2015

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Airing on Monday, May 11, 2015: More on Russian President Vladimir Putin's meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. And speaking of Russia, that country and China are putting $2 billion into an agriculture investment fund, but given the scale of agriculture in both economies, it looks more diplomatic farming is the purpose more than food farming. Plus, you may get annoyed when you are stuck behind one of them on the highway, but commercial trucks are are the backbone of this country's economy. 70 percent of all domestic goods are delivered by truck. The number of trucks on the road is going up every year, but so is the number of trucking-caused accidents.

Segments From this episode

Debate over sleep holds up new trucking regulations

May 11, 2015
The industry is fighting a federal rule that prescribes when truckers must sleep.

An "Empire" trend for TV ad buyers

May 11, 2015
"Empire" was the breakout hit of the season—with big audiences and fewer ads.

Russia and China team up in agriculture

May 11, 2015
A $2 billion fund will finance agriculture ventures along their border.

Washington's plan for getting the geese off the grass

May 11, 2015
Border collies. The plan is government-contracted border collies.

Nasdaq experiments with the Bitcoin blockchain

May 11, 2015
The traded commodity becomes the stock exchange itself.

PODCAST: The solution is border collies

May 11, 2015
German bonds, TV ads, and border collies.

Airing on Monday, May 11, 2015: More on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. And speaking of Russia, that country and China are putting $2 billion into an agriculture investment fund, but given the scale of agriculture in both economies, it looks more diplomatic farming is the purpose more than food farming. Plus, you may get annoyed when you are stuck behind one of them on the highway, but commercial trucks are are the backbone of this country’s economy. 70 percent of all domestic goods are delivered by truck. The number of trucks on the road is going up every year, but so is the number of trucking-caused accidents.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC