Dec 13, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk with Bill Gates about his $1 billion fund for clean energy, whether alternative energy can garner support from both political parties, and the future of energy innovation. Plus: We look at the latest updates on…

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Why Bill Gates thinks alternative energy research has bipartisan support

Dec 13, 2016
Gates also spoke to us about the future of energy innovation and clean tech.
Bill Gates speaks during Forbes' Philanthropy Summit Awards dinner last year in New York City.
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A Fed rate hike this week is likely — but what lies ahead for 2017?

Dec 13, 2016
When it comes to interest rate hikes, it’s never a done deal until it’s actually done. However, it’s a near certainty that the Fed will raise rates when it meets today and tomorrow. What the interest rate outlook will be…
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 17.  In mid-November,  Yellen confirmed that a hike in federal interest rates was on its way soon.
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Smith & Wesson asking shareholders to approve a name change

Dec 13, 2016
Shareholders vote Tuesday on whether to approve Smith & Wesson’s name change to “American Outdoor Brands.” The firearms unit will continue as Smith & Wesson — one of the most iconic American brands — but the name change for the…
A sign at the Smith & Wesson booth is shown at the 2016 National Shooting Sports Foundation's Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Can the president-elect avoid all 'new deals'?

Trump has said he will in a recent tweet.
President-elect Donald Trump looks on during a rally on Dec. 9 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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What'll Janet Yellen do next?

Dec 13, 2016
Trump's "no new deals" proclamation, potential interest rate hikes next year, and a firearm manufacturer's efforts to change its name.

On today’s show, we’ll talk with Bill Gates about his $1 billion fund for clean energy, whether alternative energy can garner support from both political parties, and the future of energy innovation. Plus: We look at the latest updates on how Trump will handle his businesses once he’s in office. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC