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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 14, 2016

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On today’s show, we’ll talk about the link between the Zika virus and birth defects; look at Ford’s billion-dollar plan to renovate its headquarters; and interview Duncan Clark about his new book, “Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built.”

Segments From this episode

Stranded — Puerto Rico in debt

Not even bankers can predict Puerto Rico's fiscal future

by Andy Uhler Apr 13, 2016
The people whose job it is to know what's going to happen in the markets are in the dark.

Author Duncan Clark on how a former English teacher built one of the world's largest e-commerce companies

by David Brancaccio Apr 14, 2016
Alibaba is an e-commerce juggernaut that competes with the likes of Wal-Mart and Amazon.

Ford gets hip to attract tech workers

by Mitchell Hartman Apr 14, 2016
Ford has announced a big building and renovation spree at its professional facilities in the Detroit area.
Mid-day Update

Desperation in the streets of Puerto Rico

by David Brancaccio Apr 14, 2016
Theranos sanctions, inaccurate electronic medical records, and the fourth installment of our series on Puerto Rico's debt crisis.

The government may want a refund for its $30 billion investment in electronic medical records

by Dan Gorenstein Apr 14, 2016
A new study has found many electronic records to be incomplete.

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