Dec 1, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 1, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about Trump's trip to Indiana amid news that he struck a deal with Carrier to keep 1,000 jobs from going to Mexico, and look at criticism against United Technologies — Carrier's parent company — for…

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Carrier’s parent spends billions on its shareholders

Dec 1, 2016
United Technologies wants to raise profits by using Mexican labor, but it’s spending $16 billion buying back its own shares.
A technician walks in a workshop at a Carrier factory in Montluel, eastern France. 
JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP/Getty Images

OPEC agrees to cut 1.2 million barrels a day to boost oil prices

Dec 1, 2016
The agreement by OPEC members to cut oil production by 1.2 million barrels a day — that’s 1 percent of global production — sent crude prices climbing after it was announced. The global oil industry hopes things will continue to…
An Austrian soldier stands guard outside the OPEC headquarters on the eve of the 171th meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries in Vienna, on Tuesday.
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Trump's Carrier deal “is not policy," experts say

Dec 1, 2016
Details are still unclear, and it may not be replicable.
A view of a Carrier factory in France. Donald Trump recently struck a deal with Carrier that would keep some 1,000 jobs in Indiana. 
JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP/Getty Images

How Italy's new referendum could change the country

Dec 1, 2016
Expectations for the November jobs report, a new Italian referendum, and how Amazon transports data.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about Trump’s trip to Indiana amid news that he struck a deal with Carrier to keep 1,000 jobs from going to Mexico, and look at criticism against United Technologies — Carrier’s parent company — for buying back its own shares. Plus: We’ll interview our correspondent Scott Tong about a joint report between Marketplace and APM Reports that found an EPA study — which examined hydraulic fracturing’s impact on drinking water — was changed at the last minute to downplay the risk of pollution. 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC