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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 5, 2013
Dec 5, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 5, 2013

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Today, China's central bank officially barred Chinese banks from offering services connected to the virtual, digital currency Bitcoin. The government also issued a new set of regulations for Bitcoin exchanges in China. And, as federal health care reform unfolds, Marketplace continues to follow the city of Camden, New Jersey to see how the new law affects one community. Today, we visit to Cooper University Hospital, which is expecting a surge of patients starting next month, as millions of people get health insurance, some for the first time. The question for hospital executives is how to manage this new population. The answer: Take a page from the airline industry.

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How post-ACA health care is like the airline business

Dec 5, 2013
The question for hospital executives in Camden, N.J., and around the country, is how to manage a new wave of patients.

There are communities where Prohibition still exists, and it's costing them

Dec 5, 2013
More dry counties have been phasing out Prohibition-era laws, in part to attract more businesses.

As fast food workers go on strike, Obama argues for increasing minimum wage

Dec 5, 2013
Fast food workers across America are striking today, asking for $15 an hour. Their employers may not be sympathetic to their cause, but they have a friend in the White House.

The economic value of caring for your elderly parents

Dec 5, 2013
The Gross Domestic Product doesn’t count volunteer work at all, and that includes unpaid care-giving for a sick loved one. But with such high costs for elderly home care, there’s often no alternative, as Marketplace’s Chris Farrell says.

China bans banks from using Bitcoin

Dec 5, 2013
China's central bank officially barred Chinese banks from offering services connected to the virtual, digital currency Bitcoin. The government also issued a new set of regulations for Bitcoin exchanges in China.

PODCAST: Fast food workers on strike for better wages

Dec 5, 2013
Fast food workers across America are striking today, asking for $15 an hour. More dry counties have been phasing out Prohibition-era laws, in part to attract more businesses. And, the GDP doesn’t count volunteer work at all, and that includes unpaid care-giving for a sick loved one. But with such high costs for elderly home care, there’s often no alternative

Today, China’s central bank officially barred Chinese banks from offering services connected to the virtual, digital currency Bitcoin. The government also issued a new set of regulations for Bitcoin exchanges in China. And, as federal health care reform unfolds, Marketplace continues to follow the city of Camden, New Jersey to see how the new law affects one community. Today, we visit to Cooper University Hospital, which is expecting a surge of patients starting next month, as millions of people get health insurance, some for the first time. The question for hospital executives is how to manage this new population. The answer: Take a page from the airline industry.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC