Mar 17, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 17, 2016

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Airing on Thursday, March 17, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about U.S. companies that are merging with foreign companies to avoid federal taxes; how homeowners insurance may help with defending against some lawsuits; and what it's like to live without an economic safety net. 

Segments From this episode

Volkswagen's payout plans

Mar 17, 2016
Volkswagen, interest rates and St. Patrick's Day.

Health care tax inversions allow double dipping, according to new report

Mar 17, 2016
Companies sidestep taxes that support Medicare or Medicaid, then sell those programs drugs.
Mergers with foreign-based companies can help some U.S. companies avoid taxes. 
Mario Tama/Getty Images

Life without a financial safety net

Mar 17, 2016
"It feels like being on a treadmill behind which there is a bed of spikes."
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Ireland invests in US St. Patrick's celebrations

Mar 17, 2016
The country has turned St. Patrick's Day into a worldwide branding campaign.
During the first Music City Irish Festival in 2015, 10,000 people showed up for the free street fair. 
Courtesy, Music City Irish Fest

Bank of America eyes mobile banking expansion

Mar 17, 2016
The acquisition-wary bank sees need to expand mobile banking footprint.
 A Bank of America branch office in Novato, California. 
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Airing on Thursday, March 17, 2016: On today’s show, we’ll talk about U.S. companies that are merging with foreign companies to avoid federal taxes; how homeowners insurance may help with defending against some lawsuits; and what it’s like to live without an economic safety net. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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