Apr 7, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 7, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk with Bridgewater Associates CEO Ray Dalio about the future of the economy, and look at pension issues that cities across the country are facing.

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The man who predicted the Great Recession says we're not ready to handle the next downturn

Apr 7, 2016
Hedge fund manager Ray Dalio talks about economic tensions and the risk of recession.
Ray Dalio says that the U.S. won't be able to easily deal with its next recession — whenever it comes.
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US cities facing issues over pension packages

Apr 7, 2016
Philadelphia alone has a $6 billion pension deficit.
People, mostly union and retired city workers, protest in front of the U.S. Courthouse during the beginning of Detroit's bankruptcy eligibility trial back in 2013. 
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U.S. trade commission to investigate foreign aluminum producers

Apr 7, 2016
Aluminum overproduction has led to dramatic price declines for the item.
A worker moves aluminum pipes for a company in Qinghai Province, China. 
Feng Li/Getty Images

How the economic machine works (according to Ray Dalio)

Apr 7, 2016
Interest rates, the mechanics of economics, and Domino's.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC