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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday June 5, 2014
Jun 5, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday June 5, 2014

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Tech billionaire Steve Ballmer is paying an eye-watering $2 billion for the LA Clippers. Whether or not the Clippers are actually worth this amount, how is this going to affect the price-tag of the Lakers and other NBA teams? Plus, the final vote to confirm Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the HHS secretary is expected tomorrow. We look at the importance of the Affordable Care Act's outreach to Latinos, who are not only a big proportion of the uninsured, but also part of the healthy young segment the ACA needs. Then, we talk to Olga Kazhan about her article in the Atlantic about how vocal fry impacts women in the workplace. And later, we talk to Fortune’s Allan Sloan about the issue of tax inversion and the tax revenue that’s lost when companies go off-shore. Allan will also discuss the S&P 500’s openness to off-shore companies, as well as the Fortune 500’s aversion to them.

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Burwell's highest priority: get more Latinos insured

Jun 5, 2014
A look at the importance of the Affordable Care Act's outreach to Latinos.

The Clippers' price tag could catch on

Jun 5, 2014
Tech billionaire Steve Ballmer is paying an eye-watering $2 billion for the Los Angeles Clippers. Are multi-billions the new normal for sports teams?
Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO (L), sits with Dan Beckerman, the President and CEO of AEG (R) in the first period of Game Six of the Western Conference Final during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Steve Ballmer has reportedly made an offer to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team for $2 billion.
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When does an American company stop being American?

Jun 5, 2014
Allan Sloan talks about companies that move their headquarters outside the U.S. to avoid taxes.

Sprint and T-Mobile eyeing $32 billion merger

Jun 5, 2014
A look at the pros and cons of Sprint potentially purchasing T-Mobile

PODCAST: The $32 Billion Sprint/T-Mobile merger

Jun 5, 2014
European Central Bank makes moves to avoid deflation, the possible Sprint/T-Mobile merger, how vocal fry affects men and women

Tech billionaire Steve Ballmer is paying an eye-watering $2 billion for the LA Clippers. Whether or not the Clippers are actually worth this amount, how is this going to affect the price-tag of the Lakers and other NBA teams? Plus, the final vote to confirm Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the HHS secretary is expected tomorrow. We look at the importance of the Affordable Care Act’s outreach to Latinos, who are not only a big proportion of the uninsured, but also part of the healthy young segment the ACA needs. Then, we talk to Olga Kazhan about her article in the Atlantic about how vocal fry impacts women in the workplace. And later, we talk to Fortune’s Allan Sloan about the issue of tax inversion and the tax revenue that’s lost when companies go off-shore. Allan will also discuss the S&P 500’s openness to off-shore companies, as well as the Fortune 500’s aversion to them.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC