Nov 3, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 3, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about the factors driving Facebook's growth; today's planned meeting between the Venezuelan government and opposition members; a legislature race in Washington between two candidates who have very different ideas on how to create jobs; and news that…

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Venezuelan politicians meet as economy sputters

Nov 3, 2016
Critics have accused the government of economic mismanagement.
People demonstrate against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on October 26, 2016.
RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

Washington race puts a spotlight on state's future: coal or timber?

Nov 3, 2016
Candidates debate how to bring jobs back to a local port facility.
The future of the Millennium Bulk Terminal in Longview, Wash. is the subject of debate between two legislative candidates this year.
Eilis O'Neil

Retirees' economic concerns drive Florida vote

Nov 3, 2016
Florida's senior citizen population is growing, and is divided along ideological lines.
Ruthie and Frank Clark in their home in Sarasota, Florida, surrounded by photos and memorabilia from four decades performing their aerial act in circuses and exhibitions all over the world. Their stage name was "Francarro and Estreleta."
Mitchell Hartman/Marketplace

Philadelphia’s transit strike could affect who wins the election

Nov 3, 2016
While a massive headache for local residents, the strike could also have national consequences if it extends to next Tuesday.
Will voters in Philadelphia be able to get to the polls on Tuesday?
William Thomas Cain/Getty Images

Parliament has to approve Brexit, a court has ruled

Nov 3, 2016
The Brexit process is supposed to begin in March.
Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Facebook performs well, but hints at a slowdown next year

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Nov 3, 2016
The company is on pace to reach $27 billion in revenue this year.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Will we get an interest rate hike by the end of the year?

Nov 3, 2016
Interest rates, the Venezuelan government, and Florida retirees' influence on the election.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about the factors driving Facebook’s growth; today’s planned meeting between the Venezuelan government and opposition members; a legislature race in Washington between two candidates who have very different ideas on how to create jobs; and news that it may soon be easier to stream Prince songs. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC