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Sep 15, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 15, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about news that authorities in Amsterdam and Washington are getting ready to fine a Swedish phone company $1.4 billion over bribery allegations; a teacher shortage in America's public school system; and the Moon Festival, an important event connected to the Chinese lunar calendar.

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A cake you eat just one time a year

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Sep 15, 2016
Mooncakes are an Asian delicacy celebrating family, the harvest and the full moon.




A mooncake made in Manhattan's Tai Pan Bakery.






 
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For chimps no longer needed for research, smoothies and sanctuary

Sep 15, 2016
When the National Institutes of Health quit funding biomedical testing on chimpanzees last year, that put most research chimps out of work.
Sarah Baeckler Davis at a sanctuary in North Georgia for chimps retiring from private research labs.
Stephannie Stokes

Another school year, another year of teacher shortages

Sep 15, 2016
Teacher shortages are significant in special education, math and science.
Many public schools are struggling to find and retain teachers.
Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Brazil says privatization will grow a stagnant economy

Sep 15, 2016
Brazil’s economy is not in good shape, and it hopes private firms can help fix it.
Lights shine in the Vidigal community in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

A month-to-month drop in U.S. retail sales

Sep 15, 2016
A dip in retail sales, monitoring early prostate cancer, and helping retired chimps.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about news that authorities in Amsterdam and Washington are getting ready to fine a Swedish phone company $1.4 billion over bribery allegations; a teacher shortage in America’s public school system; and the Moon Festival, an important event connected to the Chinese lunar calendar.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC