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Aug 23, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about the effect of Louisiana's floods on the state's school systems; a Chinese company's $20 million purchase for the rights to stream the movie "Warcraft"; and the United States' voting scheduling compared to other countries.

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'Warcraft' deal shows potential of video streaming in China

Aug 23, 2016
A lucrative streaming deal could open more revenue streams for U.S. movies.
A Chinese company has paid millions for the rights to stream the film "Warcraft."
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Take Tuesday: The campaign to make Election Day a work holiday

Aug 23, 2016
A campaign is trying to increase voter turnout by pushing companies to give their employees the day off to vote.
In many other countries, elections happen on the weekends.
David McNew/Getty Images

For Louisiana schools, flood damage is lasting

Aug 23, 2016
As schools reopen, many teachers and staff have been displaced.
School buses are parked in a flooded parking lot on August 16 in Denham Springs, Louisiana.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Tranquility in the US stock market

Aug 23, 2016
A lack of market volatility, Alabama health plans, and an auction from an iconic New York shop.

Alabama ends up with a single health-exchange insurer

Aug 23, 2016
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama will be the state's only health-exchange insurer as of next year.
A rate hike from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama could affect about 160,000 people.
Carl Court/Getty Images

On today’s show, we’ll talk about the effect of Louisiana’s floods on the state’s school systems; a Chinese company’s $20 million purchase for the rights to stream the movie “Warcraft”; and the United States’ voting scheduling compared to other countries.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC