Aug 9, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about Donald Trump's newly outlined economic agenda and interview two authors of a new report that examines the country's racial wealth divide. 

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J.C. Penney's return to appliances may be paying off

Aug 9, 2016
The company's offering deep discounts and attractive financing to woo customers.
An appliance showroom in J.C. Penney at the Ingram Park Mall in San Antonio, Texas. 
J.C. Penney

New report examines country's racial wealth divide

Aug 9, 2016
It will take black families 228 years to amass the wealth that white families have today, according to the study's findings.
 A homeless mother holds her daughter while at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission in New Jersey.
John Moore/Getty Images

States and cities don't invest in infrastructure

Aug 9, 2016
Low interest rates aren't enough when local governments must pay pension and Medicaid costs.
A view of the Brooklyn Bridge.
FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images

Sometimes it pays to be nice to your competitor

Aug 9, 2016
The Delta Airlines computer outage, U.S. productivity, and infrastructure spending.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC