Feb 18, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 18, 2016

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Airing on Thursday, February 18, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about President Obama's reported upcoming visit to Cuba; Wal-Mart's retail battle; and Matthew Weatherley-White, of CAPROCK Group, joins us to cover low oil prices, alternative energy stocks and…

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EU weighs the cost of a British exit

Feb 18, 2016
Britain demands concessions on EU migration and fiscal rules at crucial meeting.
Nigel Farage, leader of the U.K. Independence Party, speaks at the European Union headquarters in Brussels on Thursday. EU leaders will later head into a summit sharply divided over compromises needed to avoid Britain leaving the bloc.
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Wal-Mart posts results, faces headwinds

Feb 18, 2016
Competition from online retailers weigh on the retailer; wage hikes add to costs.
Competition from online retailers and deep discounters weigh on Wal-Mart.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Apple Pay debuts in China

Feb 18, 2016
Apple's mobile payment system faces stiff competition in the world's second-largest economy.
A display explaining that purchases can be made using Apple Pay, as well as other formats, at an Apple store in Shanghai.
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Wal-Mart's woes in retail

Feb 18, 2016
Gas in Venezuela, inflation, Wal-Mart, and the UK.

Airing on Thursday, February 18, 2016: On today’s show, we’ll talk about President Obama’s reported upcoming visit to Cuba; Wal-Mart’s retail battle; and Matthew Weatherley-White, of CAPROCK Group, joins us to cover low oil prices, alternative energy stocks and the mainstreaming of ESG investing.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC