Sep 19, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, September 19, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about what Citigroup's new election forecast says about the presidential candidates' odds; California's efforts to allow undocumented immigrants to purchase health insurance; and the growing market for iguana meat.

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Building an appetite for iguana, to save the Caymans

Sep 19, 2016
Some see iguanas as pets, others as pests. Soon, more may see it in a pesto.
Green iguanas are becoming a threat to the Grand Cayman's ecosystem, according to experts.
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California seeks more health care access for undocumented

Sep 19, 2016
The state seeks permission to let undocumented immigrants access Obamacare exchanges.
More than half a million people could get health insurance under a new California proposal.
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S&P 500 gives real estate a sector all its own

Sep 19, 2016
The new sector will make it easier for investors to track real-estate investment trusts.
Real estate had been a category previously grouped with the financial sector.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Gift cards help Baton Rouge flood victims get the items they really need

Sep 19, 2016
One organization's search for the best way to get people what they needed, fast.
Patti Clement in front of her home in Baton Rouge, where she has lived for 14 years.
Nina Feldman

Wall Street economists: Trump presidency could trigger recession

Sep 19, 2016
Citigroup has released its latest election forecast.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Virginia Beach.
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How Japan's economy can influence the Fed

Sep 19, 2016
Parallels between the U.S. economy and Japan's, the S&P 500's decision to make real estate its own sector, and how gift cards are helping Baton Rouge flood victims.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about what Citigroup’s new election forecast says about the presidential candidates’ odds; California’s efforts to allow undocumented immigrants to purchase health insurance; and the growing market for iguana meat.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC