Dec 6, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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On today's show, we'll discuss how the Republican leadership feels about Trump's proposal for a 35 percent tariff; the president-elect's relationship with corporate America; and news that Lego's CEO has decided to step down. 

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No cashiers, no lines – Amazon debuts its new grocery store

Dec 6, 2016
The web retailer Amazon has just launched something sure to draw the attention of shoppers — a cashier-free grocery store. It’s called “Amazon Go,” and the big idea is that shoppers can just grab the items they want and leave.…
A view of "Amazon Go."
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Trump's stance on tariffs divides Republicans

Dec 6, 2016
Donald Trump promised big changes in America’s trade policy, and as president-elect he’s busy tweeting about it. Over the weekend, he warned that companies that move production out of the United States could face a 35 percent fine on things…
President-elect Donald Trump exits elevators to talk with the media at Trump Tower on Tuesday.
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Medical research funding bill flying through Congress

Dec 6, 2016
But 21st Century Cures Act is not without its critics.
A view of the University of California, San Francisco's Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Mexico ponders the future of trade with the U.S.

Dec 6, 2016
Some Mexicans are pressing for the country to be more self-reliant, if the U.S. looks to renegotiate or even withdraw from NAFTA.
Xochitl Hernández in her commercial greenhouse. She says the end of NAFTA would cripple Mexican exporters, but said she's hopeful the new U.S. administration will tweak but not kill NAFTA.
Lorne Matalon

Trump calls for an end to Boeing's Air Force One contract

Dec 6, 2016
Trump's call to end a Boeing contract, a tariff disagreement between Trump and Republican leadership, and United States' trade relationship with Mexico.

On today’s show, we’ll discuss how the Republican leadership feels about Trump’s proposal for a 35 percent tariff; the president-elect’s relationship with corporate America; and news that Lego’s CEO has decided to step down. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC