Apr 28, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 28, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about the inability for many Americans to access adequate food; look at Facebook's plan for a new class of shares; and interview Antoine van Agtmael about his new book, "The Smartest Places on Earth." 

Segments From this episode

Getting enough food is still a problem for many Americans

Apr 28, 2016
A new report points to a persistent problem of food insecurity.
Food insecurity rates across counties reached 14.7 percent in 2014.
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Retail shakeout: Web stores on the rise

Apr 28, 2016
Retailers are trying to figure out how to match the sales volume and customer experience of brick-and-mortar stores on their e-commerce sites.
Wal-Mart will close more than 100 stores this year.
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NFL draft has become a spectacle in itself

Apr 28, 2016
Once confined to back-room negotiations, the draft is now a public media event.


The NFL draft has evolved over the years
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US GDP growth slows to 0.5 percent

Apr 28, 2016
Slow GDP growth, the decline of the brick-and-mortar store, and the evolution of the NFL draft.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about the inability for many Americans to access adequate food; look at Facebook’s plan for a new class of shares; and interview Antoine van Agtmael about his new book, “The Smartest Places on Earth.” 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC