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Aug 30, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about the European Union's demand for Apple to pay the Irish government $14.5 billion in back taxes; the effect of a decline in unions on nonunion workers; the growing number of services aimed at helping college students cheat; and Mondelez International's decision to stop pursuing a merger with Hershey. 

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Decline in unions hurts nonunion workers' wages

Aug 30, 2016
The median pay for non-union men without a college degree is about 13 percent lower than in 1979.
Unionization has fallen since the late '70s.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

A growing industry caters to college cheats

Aug 30, 2016
Online companies promise to take your class for you.
Some students are cheating on more than just a term paper.
Visual Hunt

Why Uber's business model could fail

Aug 30, 2016
The company lost $1.2 billion in the first half of this year.
Will Uber face its demise?
Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

Why the US is on Apple's side in EU decision

Aug 30, 2016
The US says the European Union is unfairly targeting American businesses.
The European Union has ordered Apple to pay billions to the Irish government.
Carl Court/Getty Images

How driverless cars could end up saving Uber

Aug 30, 2016
The EU's order that Apple pay Ireland $14.5 billion in back taxes, and one economist on why he thinks Uber is doomed.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about the European Union’s demand for Apple to pay the Irish government $14.5 billion in back taxes; the effect of a decline in unions on nonunion workers; the growing number of services aimed at helping college students cheat; and Mondelez International’s decision to stop pursuing a merger with Hershey. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC