Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 22, 2015
Jan 22, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 22, 2015

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Airing on Thursday, January 22, 2015: The financial event of the day: the European Central Bank could trigger a stimulus program. But how and how much? Plus, after the White House this week circulated some big changes to the tax code the President is now seeking, we talked to an expert on a trust fund part of it. A number of listeners wrote us saying words to the effect of "hello...what about inheritance tax?" Good point. How might controversial inheritance tax play out if the President's trust fund plans were to somehow gather steam? And in the land of the dollar store, today is a big day. Family Dollar shareholders are expected to vote on a $8.5 billion merger with Dollar Tree. And they might accept it.

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A closer look at inheritance taxes

Jan 22, 2015
How would president's trust fund plans affect controversial inheritance taxes?

Executive diversity can pay off, study says

Jan 22, 2015
The challenge lies in getting management buy-in.

Study links higher Medicaid payments to accessibility

Jan 22, 2015
The report comes a few weeks after a temporary bump in rates ended.

PODCAST: The economics of patients on Medicaid

Jan 22, 2015
A stimulus plan for Europe, Medicaid economics, diversifying executive ranks.

Airing on Thursday, January 22, 2015: The financial event of the day: the European Central Bank could trigger a stimulus program. But how and how much? Plus, after the White House this week circulated some big changes to the tax code the President is now seeking, we talked to an expert on a trust fund part of it. A number of listeners wrote us saying words to the effect of “hello…what about inheritance tax?” Good point. How might controversial inheritance tax play out if the President’s trust fund plans were to somehow gather steam? And in the land of the dollar store, today is a big day. Family Dollar shareholders are expected to vote on a $8.5 billion merger with Dollar Tree. And they might accept it.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC