Apr 16, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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Boston will not be back to business as usual today, a day after bombs killed three people and injured more than 130 at the Boston Marathon. Patent protection for the painkiller OxyContin expires today. Generic drug manufacturers hope that means they'll soon be able to grab a chunk of the nearly $3 billion market. And finally to a company called Zaycon Foods, which is offering a strange way for you to buy chicken.

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Sequester could push some renters out of Section 8 housing

Apr 16, 2013
Sequestration has left housing authorities with a stark choice: Raise rents, or eliminate some Section 8 vouchers altogether.

OxyContin's waiting game: Generic drug makers salivate while the FDA wants safer pills

Apr 16, 2013
OxyContin is supposed to come off patent and generic drug makers are excited. But, the FDA may put a stop to it all to wait for safer pills.

PODCAST: Boston officials urge public to submit photos, video

Apr 16, 2013
Boston authorities investigate the bombing at yesterday's Marathon. The sequester could push some renters out of Section 8 housing. And has Marissa Mayer's acquire-to-hire strategy worked out for Yahoo?

Boston will not be back to business as usual today, a day after bombs killed three people and injured more than 130 at the Boston Marathon. Patent protection for the painkiller OxyContin expires today. Generic drug manufacturers hope that means they’ll soon be able to grab a chunk of the nearly $3 billion market. And finally to a company called Zaycon Foods, which is offering a strange way for you to buy chicken.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC