May 9, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 9, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about why Saudi Arabia's new oil minister, Khalid al-Falih, is pledging not to cut oil production; New York City's new 5-cent fee for paper and plastic bags; and "The Uncertain Hour," a new podcast from…

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A look at the most gambling-addicted states

May 9, 2016
Where does your state rank?
The states with the most gambling addicts all have casinos, according to WalletHub.
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NYC lets go of free bags ... reluctantly

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May 9, 2016
The city council passed a 5-cent fee on disposable plastic and paper.
Paper and plastic bags will cost 5 cents each in New York City beginning in October.
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Fires and those who have been fired cause oil uncertainty

May 9, 2016
Saudi Arabia has a new oil minister. Canada has the worst wildfires in years.
Khalid al-Falih speaking during a press conference last year.
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Medical bills may soon be as easy to read as credit card statements

May 9, 2016
Knowing how much health care costs before it's delivered would be revolutionary.
What does this all mean?
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China has 105 cities with more than 1 million people in each

May 9, 2016
Medical bills that are easy to read, changing oil prices, and urban areas.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about why Saudi Arabia’s new oil minister, Khalid al-Falih, is pledging not to cut oil production; New York City’s new 5-cent fee for paper and plastic bags; and “The Uncertain Hour,” a new podcast from our Wealth & Poverty team that looks at welfare reform 20 years later.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC