Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 23, 2015
Jul 23, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 23, 2015

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Airing on Thursday, July 23, 2015: On today's show, we'll talk about a merger between two of the largest health insurers in the U.S. — Anthem is reportedly nearing a deal to buy Cigna for $48 billion. Plus, we'll talk about a monthly number that gauges overall economic activity and inflationary pressure: the Chicago Fed National Activity Index. But if you find yourself thinking that inflation has been flat-lining of late, resident Marketplace explainer Paddy Hirsch is here to plumb the depths of the inflation mystery.

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New app aims to improve cycling in Portland

Jul 23, 2015
Data will help plan for safer riding infrastructure, like signals and routes.

Pearson nears deal to sell the Financial Times

Jul 23, 2015
Standardized testing may have something to do with the decision.

Brash new competitor challenges Amazon

Jul 23, 2015
Jet.com pledges to beat the online retailer's prices using a membership model.

PODCAST: Improving infrastructure with bikes

Jul 23, 2015
An unemployment low, a healthcare merger, and a bike app that improves infrastructure.

$48 billion Anthem-Cigna deal could be close

Jul 23, 2015
Obamacare is behind the wave of proposed health insurer mergers.

Airing on Thursday, July 23, 2015: On today’s show, we’ll talk about a merger between two of the largest health insurers in the U.S. — Anthem is reportedly nearing a deal to buy Cigna for $48 billion. Plus, we’ll talk about a monthly number that gauges overall economic activity and inflationary pressure: the Chicago Fed National Activity Index. But if you find yourself thinking that inflation has been flat-lining of late, resident Marketplace explainer Paddy Hirsch is here to plumb the depths of the inflation mystery.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC