Aug 16, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about Aetna's withdrawal from a majority of the health insurance exchanges it serves; Venezuela's decision to reopen its border with Colombia; and the expansion of Target's private-label food brands.

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Evidence of criminal wrongdoing in Volkswagen emissions scandal, prosecutors say

Aug 16, 2016
Volkswagen's cheating scandal, home improvement chains, and black rodeo.

Black rodeo aims to educate, entertain and find new fans

Aug 16, 2016
Fans say these rodeos help inform people about the storied history of black cowboys.
Cowboys practice their cattle-roping skills on each other at the Southeastern Rodeo Association’s rodeo in Savannah, Ga.
Emily Jones

In the Amazon age, home improvement chains thrive

Aug 16, 2016
Even with online sales, the brick-and-mortar store is often involved.
A Home Depot employee at a store in Miami, Florida. 
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Target seeks grocery lift from private-label foods

Aug 16, 2016
Target wants its in-house food brands to boost its grocery business.
Target culinary development scientist Catherine Potter experiments with a recipe that will go on the back of a package of meatballs under the store’s Simply Balanced brand. Target has been investing more energy in its in-house brands as it seeks to boost grocery sales.
Jeff Thompson/Marketplace

Venezuela opens border; relief is limited

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Aug 16, 2016
Opening the border may relieve shortages, but not prices.
Venezuelans cross the border from San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela, to Cucuta, Colombia on Saturday.
GEORGE CASTELLANO/AFP/Getty Images

Why Aetna is ditching some health insurance exchanges

Aug 16, 2016
Aetna is losing money, so it's pulling out of health insurance exchanges.
Aetna has had a pretax loss of more than $430 million since January 2014.
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On today’s show, we’ll talk about Aetna’s withdrawal from a majority of the health insurance exchanges it serves; Venezuela’s decision to reopen its border with Colombia; and the expansion of Target’s private-label food brands.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC