Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Aug 2, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 2, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about the Japanese government's approval of a stimulus package worth billions; why fewer companies are selling stocks to the public; and the confusion sugar beet growers have over objections to the way they farm. 

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Why fewer companies are going public with IPOs

Aug 2, 2016
Some advantages of being a publicly traded corporation have gone away.
Unilever purchased the Dollar Shave Club for $1 billion in July.
Dollar Shave Club/YouTube

Sugar beet growers don't understand GMO worries

Aug 2, 2016
Big food manufacturers like Hershey's are saying they will start using non-GMO cane sugar instead of beet sugar.
Farmer Bill Hejl in Amenia, North Dakota says switching to genetically modified sugar beets has lowered his overall herbicide use and his carbon footprint, as he has to run machinery over his fields less often to manage weeds.
Annie Baxter/Marketplace

Japan approves $45 billion in extra spending

Aug 2, 2016
Some are saying this amount is too little.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech in Fukuoka, Japan in late July.
STR/AFP/Getty Images

Detroit homeowners still struggling with foreclosure

Aug 2, 2016
In many cities, poor people rent — but the home ownership rate in Detroit is high.
Warren Hicks stands in front of his home in northwest Detroit.
Eilis O'Neill

Warren Buffett calls on Donald Trump to release his tax returns

Aug 2, 2016
Warren Buffett vs. Donald Trump, terrorist propaganda, and Detroit homeowners.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about the Japanese government’s approval of a stimulus package worth billions; why fewer companies are selling stocks to the public; and the confusion sugar beet growers have over objections to the way they farm. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC