Jul 28, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 28, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about a recent survey that finds U.S. companies are increasingly hoarding cash; a new set of debt collection rules aimed at preventing companies from pursuing "excessive or disruptive" methods of contacting consumers; and why some…

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A credit card you have to activate with your finger

Jul 28, 2016
No more just using a credit card. This new one requires you to verify each time.
A man has his fingerprint scanned on an airport biometric check. Fingerprint technology may start becoming a part of your credit card paying routine. 
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Lifeguard shortages create opportunities for seniors

Jul 28, 2016
Plus, they're cool with leaving their cell phones behind at home.




At 85, Ed Myers is  now a lifeguard instructor at the YMCA in Austin, Texas.






 
Joy Diaz

Federal regulators prepare to rein in debt collectors

Jul 28, 2016
Some say the new proposed rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau don’t go far enough.
One in three consumers said they’d been contacted by a debt collector over the last year, according to a new study.
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Will the Fed raise interest rates in September?

Jul 28, 2016
Uncertainty over the next interest rate hike, the hack against the DNC, and media censorship in Turkey.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about a recent survey that finds U.S. companies are increasingly hoarding cash; a new set of debt collection rules aimed at preventing companies from pursuing “excessive or disruptive” methods of contacting consumers; and why some cities are looking to recruit senior citizens for lifeguard positions. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC