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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday December 9, 2014
Dec 9, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday December 9, 2014

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First up on today's show, we'll go beyond the current trend in oil and stock prices. Plus, there's evidence the gap between the rich and poor in most of the world's developed countries is the widest in thirty years. The Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development said today the wealthiest 10 percent of the population earns nine-and-a-half times the income of the poorest ten percent, compared to only seven times as much in the 1980s. We'll also talk about steps toward renewal in Central Africa. Eastern Congo has borne horrors for decades. Now, the region has cautiously entering a period of peace and reconstruction. For all the reporting that the region's descent into chaos attracted, we thought it was time to pay some attention to how it's getting back on its feet. 

Segments From this episode

Off-target flu shot will cost employers

Dec 9, 2014
Since this year's flu vaccine is off the mark, more people will probably come down with the flu.

Airbnb confronts an unusual marketing challenge

Dec 9, 2014
To help with branding, Airbnb will publish a magazine that will be stocked by hosts and bookstores.

The path of recovery from a violent past

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Dec 9, 2014
Many women were victims of sexual violence during the Congo wars.

PODCAST: Airbnb gets a makeover

Dec 9, 2014
Chinese stock, the flu vaccine, and Airbnb rebrands.

An oversupply of oil isn't all good

Dec 9, 2014
Too much oil means prices fall, but also oil companies cutting back.

First up on today’s show, we’ll go beyond the current trend in oil and stock prices. Plus, there’s evidence the gap between the rich and poor in most of the world’s developed countries is the widest in thirty years. The Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development said today the wealthiest 10 percent of the population earns nine-and-a-half times the income of the poorest ten percent, compared to only seven times as much in the 1980s. We’ll also talk about steps toward renewal in Central Africa. Eastern Congo has borne horrors for decades. Now, the region has cautiously entering a period of peace and reconstruction. For all the reporting that the region’s descent into chaos attracted, we thought it was time to pay some attention to how it’s getting back on its feet. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC