Oct 27, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 27, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about the push for Clinton to get out the black vote in down-ballot races; how Kannapolis, North Carolina is trying to reinvent itself; and what analysts will be looking for in Alphabet's upcoming earnings report. 

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Clinton urged to spend money on getting out the black vote, to help Democrats in down-ballot races

Oct 27, 2016
How should Clinton spend her campaign money, now that her own race for the presidency is looking strong? Some are urging her to use it to get out the African-American vote, with an eye on electing Democrats in down-ballot races.…
Hillary Clinton speaks during an "African Americans For Hillary" rally at Clark Atlanta University.
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Cars may be smarter, but not smart enough for car washes

Oct 27, 2016
Cars are getting smarter, but not yet smart enough to go through a car wash. Some new cars with semi-autonomous features, like obstacle-detecting sensors and automatic braking systems, are being activated by the brushes and curtains inside a car wash,…
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Why there's been a rise in paid family leave

Oct 27, 2016
Paid family leave policies, a trade deal between the EU and Canada, and why car washes pose a threat to autonomous vehicles.

In North Carolina, an old mill town reinvents itself

Oct 27, 2016
Textile manufacturing defined Kannapolis for decades, but those days are gone.
A rendering of what Kannapolis' new downtown will look after its revitalization.
Courtesy city of Kannapolis

On today’s show, we’ll talk about the push for Clinton to get out the black vote in down-ballot races; how Kannapolis, North Carolina is trying to reinvent itself; and what analysts will be looking for in Alphabet’s upcoming earnings report. 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC