Sep 22, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 22, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan's $3 billion pledge to wipe out all diseases; a revenue increase in the music industry thanks to streaming; the 40th anniversary of the Vanguard mutual fund; and news that…

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Streaming now accounts for almost half of music revenue

Sep 22, 2016
Revenue is up, but the economics of streaming have yet to be worked out.
Revenue in the music industry is up 8.1 percent for the first half of 2016.
Image via Spotify

Two big stock buybacks revive a debate

Sep 22, 2016
Shareholders like the practice, but is it good for the economy?


Microsoft is planning for a $40 billion buyback.
JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

Terrorism fears deter tourists in parts of Europe

Sep 22, 2016
Tourists avoid France after terror attacks, but flock to the UK as pound is low.
A view of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook’s Zuckerberg announces $3 billion investment in disease prevention

Sep 22, 2016
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan will invest this money over a period of 10 years.
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan's $3 billion investment is part of a larger initiative in which they plan to donate 99 percent of their Facebook stock to social causes. 
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A possible data breach at Yahoo

Sep 22, 2016
Data that may be compromised at Yahoo, why Janet Yellen didn't raise interest rates, and Europe's tourism industry.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s $3 billion pledge to wipe out all diseases; a revenue increase in the music industry thanks to streaming; the 40th anniversary of the Vanguard mutual fund; and news that Maersk, a Danish shipping conglomerate, is splitting into two.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC