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May 16, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 16, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about expanded opportunities for people to participate in venture capitalism; an anticipated new rule from the Labor Department that will make millions of white-collar workers eligible for overtime; and retailers who are embracing both the…

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Verizon strike underscores changes in telecom

May 16, 2016
Landline services are declining. About 40,000 workers are protesting cost-cutting measures.
Striking Verizon workers picket in front of a Verizon office in Washington, D.C., on April 14.
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Some retail entrepreneurs push brands in-store and online

May 16, 2016
As major U.S. retail chains struggle to maintain sales and profits, some new retailers are thriving.
Bull in China, a new retail site based in Portland, Oregon, designs and sells locally made hand-crafted bar tools online.
Image via Bull in China

Millions more white-collar workers could get overtime

May 16, 2016
The Labor Department wants to close the wage gap for nearly 5 million employees.
Workers currently don't get overtime if they're managers or administrative workers making at least $23,660 a year.
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Wyoming's powerful coal industry is facing a downturn

May 16, 2016
Hundreds have been laid off.
A large surface coal mine near Gillette, Wyoming.
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An uptick in crude oil prices

May 16, 2016
Crude oil prices, the Verizon strike and what it says about the telecom industry, and Wyoming's coal industry.

Now you can crowdfund your angel investors

May 16, 2016
A change to an 80-year-old law on investing allows small investors to try their hand as venture capitalists.
The only people allowed to be venture capitalists were accredited investors who made $200,000 per year or had a net worth of at least $1 million.
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On today’s show, we’ll talk about expanded opportunities for people to participate in venture capitalism; an anticipated new rule from the Labor Department that will make millions of white-collar workers eligible for overtime; and retailers who are embracing both the old-fashioned storefront and e-commerce.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC