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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday August 5, 2014

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The World Bank is pulling together 200 million dollars to bolster the overburdened health care systems and quarantine efforts in West Africa as troops and medical personnell work to contain the outbreak of deadly Ebola. Plus, Missouri voters are headed to the ballot booth today to decide whether to increase sales tax. Money raised would be used to fund roads and bridges. More on why your state might be next. And Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore and other cities across the country have their share of vacant or abandoned buildings and are struggling to figure out what to do with them. Fix them up or tear them down, is typically the binary choice. But now there’s a third option: paint ’em and wait.


Segments From this episode

Wannabe tech cities need angel investors, too

by Aaron Mendelson Aug 5, 2014
What's it take to turn your town into a tech hub? A wealthy resident helps.

Tackling urban blight with a paintbrush

by Tracey Samuelson Aug 5, 2014
One way to ensure your property prices don't fall: spruce up your neighborhood

Call center jobs are coming back to the U.S.

by Kate Davidson Aug 5, 2014
Social media is changing the nature of the customer service industry.
Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Food stamp transparency

by David Brancaccio Aug 5, 2014
Stock market corrections, food stamps, and Missouri infrastructure.

States raise transportation taxes after federal cuts

by Queena Kim Aug 5, 2014
We look at how states are looking at upping taxes to fill the holes in our roads.

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