Aug 4, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 4, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about why Wal-Mart is interested in purchasing the e-commerce business Jet.com; a plateau in vehicle sales in the U.S.; and the importance of obtaining a will.

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Car sales leveling off

Aug 4, 2016
Recent sales reports point to a plateau in vehicle sales in the U.S.
Toyota sales are down about 1 percent from this time last year.
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Viacom announces earnings amid epic family drama

Aug 4, 2016
The power struggle underway at the top of the media company comes at a tricky time.


Sumner Redstone attends the dedication of the Sumner M. Redstone Production Building at USC back in 2013. 
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Trump doubts government reports of low unemployment

Aug 4, 2016
Republican candidate Donald Trump charges government employment reports are politically manipulated, and that the "real" jobless rate is 24 percent or higher.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a speech during the Republican National Convention in July at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Fantasy sports betting legal in New York

Aug 4, 2016
The approval of a stimulus package for Britain, employment data, Viacom family drama, and fantasy sports.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about why Wal-Mart is interested in purchasing the e-commerce business Jet.com; a plateau in vehicle sales in the U.S.; and the importance of obtaining a will.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC