Jul 7, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 7, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about Danone's plans to buy White Wave Foods in a $12.5 billion deal; the costs of going cage-free; and whether low interest rates will spur consumer spending. 

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Will low interest rates drive up consumer spending?

Jul 7, 2016
Though interest rates are low, markets have been volatile.
Interest rates are low because of economic uncertainty.
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Pepsi announces results amid global uncertainty

Jul 7, 2016
The beverage firm's quarterly results come at a time of post-Brexit uncertainty.
Pepsi earnings for the second quarter were better than anticipated.
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Egg producers skittish about cage-free investments

Jul 7, 2016
As cage-free egg sales slow, producers hesitate to invest in cage-free systems.
Various companies are going cage-free, but premium eggs aren't selling well.
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A federal tax rule could close a loophole or create a headache

Jul 7, 2016
Companies say a proposal intended to stop “earnings stripping” is too costly and complex.
A view of the U.S. Treasury building in Washington, D.C.
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'Big yogurt' just got much bigger

Jul 7, 2016
French food giant Danone plans to purchase WhiteWave, maker of Silk and Horizon Organic.
Danone is the largest yogurt maker in the world.
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Monthly jobs report looking in good shape

Jul 7, 2016
The release of Friday's jobs numbers, independent contracting, and Pepsi.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about Danone’s plans to buy White Wave Foods in a $12.5 billion deal; the costs of going cage-free; and whether low interest rates will spur consumer spending. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC