May 2, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 2, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about the mystery behind the inventor of Bitcoin; a failed $35 billion merger between Halliburton and Baker Hughes; and China's new weapon against water pollution.

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China's new weapon against water pollution: its people

May 2, 2016
China's government has asked citizens to help clean up the country's waterways.
The Xiaolong River in a southern suburb of Beijing is filled with trash. Citizens throughout China are being asked to report such rivers to the authorities in a new government campaign aimed at cleaning up its polluted waterways.
Rob Schmitz/Marketplace

Irish pharma firm offers overdose drugs to schools

May 2, 2016
The overdose drug Narcan keeps people alive until emergency services arrive.
Adapt Pharma is offering a free carton of Narcan Nasal Spray to all high schools in the U.S.
Image via Adapt Pharma

What Marketplace should be reporting on, according to a 17-year-old

May 2, 2016
A high schooler from California gives us some pointers on what we should air.
Patricia De Haven at Marketplace's Los Angeles studio.
Katie Long/Marketplace

A failed $35 billion marriage

May 2, 2016
The derailed Halliburton-Baker Hughes merger, a weapon against opioid overdose, and reporting tips from a Marketplace fan who's still just in high school.

Regulator pressure kills Halliburton-Baker Hughes merger

May 2, 2016
The oil industry slowdown also helped derail the merger.
A Halliburton facility in Louisiana. 
MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images

On today’s show, we’ll talk about the mystery behind the inventor of Bitcoin; a failed $35 billion merger between Halliburton and Baker Hughes; and China’s new weapon against water pollution.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC