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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 2, 2016

People make their way across the platform following the arrival of city, county officials and passengers on the first train in 53 years to arrive at Santa Monica station in California on May 20. The extension connects the Expo Line from its current end location near Venice and Robertson boulevards to downtown Santa Monica. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

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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

by Adriene Hill Jun 2, 2016
The NBA Finals start Thursday, with a rematch between Golden State and Cleveland.

Consumer bureau proposes new rules for payday lenders

by Kimberly Adams Jun 2, 2016
CFPB rules target payday, auto title, and high-interest installment loans.

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

by Lewis Wallace Jun 2, 2016
Some apps out there are crowdsourcing information about accessibility to push for change.

Can art triumph over developers in this coastal city?

by Lisa Napoli Jun 2, 2016
Los Angeles hopes to solve its traffic jams with a new rail, but what about Santa Monica's art?

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

by Annie Baxter Jun 2, 2016
The Trump brand hampers sponsorship of the elite tournament.
Mid-day Update

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

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

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