Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday December 16, 2014
Dec 16, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday December 16, 2014

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Airing on Tuesday Dec. 16, 2014: In the wee hours of the morning, Moscow Time, Russia's central bank hiked a key interest rate to 17 percent, a dramatic effort to stop the decline of Russia's currency, the Ruble. More on that. And for people needing medical coverage starting January 1st using those newish federal health care exchanges, the deadline for signing up has just come and gone. But small businesses can sign up anytime, using special exchanges set up for companies with fewer than 50 full time workers. We head to a toy store to find out how one of these things work.

 

Segments From this episode

Navigating health insurance for small businesses

Dec 16, 2014
The struggle to shop for health insurance under Affordable Care Act in a "SHOP exchange."

How will the Fed respond to plummeting oil prices?

Dec 16, 2014
Cheap oil could make the Fed cautious about raising interest rates. Or not.

Greece furious as Elgin Marbles go to Russia

Dec 16, 2014
The British Museum is loaning part of its Elgin Marbles collection to Russia's Hermitage Museum.

Wealth gap in U.S. widens among races

Dec 16, 2014
One big reason for the growing divide: The disparity in asset wealth.

PODCAST: Lend me your art

Dec 16, 2014
The Fed reacts to oil prices, the wealth gap for minorities, and the British Museum lends to Russia.

Airing on Tuesday Dec. 16, 2014: In the wee hours of the morning, Moscow Time, Russia’s central bank hiked a key interest rate to 17 percent, a dramatic effort to stop the decline of Russia’s currency, the Ruble. More on that. And for people needing medical coverage starting January 1st using those newish federal health care exchanges, the deadline for signing up has just come and gone. But small businesses can sign up anytime, using special exchanges set up for companies with fewer than 50 full time workers. We head to a toy store to find out how one of these things work.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC