May 5, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, May 5, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about the IRS's plans to hire hundreds of employees; billions in unclaimed benefits for low-income seniors; and the old rivalry between London Mayor Boris Johnson and Prime Minister David Cameron.

Stories From this episode

Brexit debate rekindles old rivalry

May 5, 2016
Britain's prime minister and London's mayor take opposite sides on staying in the EU.
The rivalry between London Mayor Boris Johnson and Prime Minister David Cameron dates back to their school days.
Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

George Lucas' Chicago museum may not happen

May 5, 2016
The heart of the argument is over ownership and use of lakefront land.
A bird's eye view of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and surrounding park setting.
Image via Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Billions in aid for low-income seniors go unclaimed

May 5, 2016
A campaign is trying to connect low-income seniors with government aid.
Many seniors don’t realize how many benefits they're eligible for.
Julim6/Pixabay

New IRS hires will boost enforcement

May 5, 2016
The agency is losing up to $5 billion a year in uncollected taxes, the commissioner says.
The IRS has been down 15,000 employees since 2010.
ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images

How Donald Trump will continue to finance his presidential campaign

May 5, 2016
Unemployment benefits, financing for Donald Trump's presidential campaign, and George Lucas' museum.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about the IRS’s plans to hire hundreds of employees; billions in unclaimed benefits for low-income seniors; and the old rivalry between London Mayor Boris Johnson and Prime Minister David Cameron.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC