Jun 2, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 2, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about the Saudi government's $3.5 billion investment in Uber; look at the effect of Nielsen ratings on ad sales as the NBA Finals begin; and examine a light-rail project in Los Angeles that's creating tension in the city. 

Segments From this episode

Ratings, ad revenue and the NBA Finals

Jun 2, 2016
The NBA Finals start Thursday, with a rematch between Golden State and Cleveland.
LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers shakes hands with Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors after the Warriors defeat the Cavs to win Game 6 of the 2015 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena last year.
Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Consumer bureau proposes new rules for payday lenders

Jun 2, 2016
CFPB rules target payday, auto title, and high-interest installment loans.
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Disabled? There's (more than one) app for that.

Jun 2, 2016
Some apps out there are crowdsourcing information about accessibility to push for change.
Jason DaSilva, creator of AXS Map.
Lewis Wallace/Marketplace

Can art triumph over developers in this coastal city?

Jun 2, 2016
Los Angeles hopes to solve its traffic jams with a new rail, but what about Santa Monica's art?
A view of a light-rail station in Santa Monica, California.
Lisa Napoli

PGA championship is moving from Trump's Miami course to Mexico City

Jun 2, 2016
The Trump brand hampers sponsorship of the elite tournament.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump makes an appearance at his Doral course in Florida.
Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Planned layoffs down to a five-month low in the U.S.

Jun 2, 2016
A payday lender crackdown, the upcoming May's jobs report, and apps aimed at helping those who are disabled.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about the Saudi government’s $3.5 billion investment in Uber; look at the effect of Nielsen ratings on ad sales as the NBA Finals begin; and examine a light-rail project in Los Angeles that’s creating tension in the city. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC