Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 18, 2015
May 18, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 18, 2015

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Airing on Monday, May 18, 2015: First up on today's show, we'll talk about Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to South America. Next: The tech sector in San Francisco may be booming, but the city's homeless are still suffering. And with real estate prices skyrocketing, pressure on  the needy to find housing has intensifiedAdvocates say there is only one shelter bed for about every six homeless people, and the homeless and their neighbors are clamoring for solutions. So the city is trying something a little different—a shelter with fewer rules and more open space.

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A Loft-y purchase

May 18, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Monday.

How Mexico is fighting obesity

May 18, 2015
The obesity rate in Mexican children has reportedly tripled in the past decade.

Calpers reportedly looking to sell off timberland

May 18, 2015
Timber has been underperforming other investment classes since the recession.

As walnut prices rise, consumers look to pecans

May 18, 2015
With years of drought in California affecting nut production, some farmers are looking at other places and other nuts to grow.

San Francisco takes innovative approach to homelessness

May 18, 2015
The city has opened a shelter with fewer rules and more open space.

PODCAST: Good news for the Georgia pecan

May 18, 2015
Counterfeit goods, Calpers sells timberland, and why drought is good for Georgia.

Airing on Monday, May 18, 2015: First up on today’s show, we’ll talk about Chinese Premier Li Keqiang‘s visit to South America. Next: The tech sector in San Francisco may be booming, but the city’s homeless are still suffering. And with real estate prices skyrocketing, pressure on  the needy to find housing has intensifiedAdvocates say there is only one shelter bed for about every six homeless people, and the homeless and their neighbors are clamoring for solutions. So the city is trying something a little different—a shelter with fewer rules and more open space.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC