Feb 23, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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Airing on Tuesday, February 23, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about the surprising rift in consumer confidence; and we'll have a conversation with Bill Gates on why he thinks "ruthless" private business thinking is necessary for clean energy innovation.

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A snapshot of Nevada's economy ahead of GOP caucuses

Feb 23, 2016
Are Nevada voters better off now than four years ago? Yes and no.

Bill Gates on getting billionaires behind clean energy

Feb 23, 2016
The tech giant says "ruthless" private business thinking is necessary for energy innovation.
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, directed his attention towards 15-year-olds in his annual letter to followers of the foundation.
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Mind the gap...the rift about consumer confidence

Feb 23, 2016
Business leaders have a different image of the economy than consumers.

A look at Nevada's economy

Feb 23, 2016
Nevada, social security, and consumer spending.

Saudi oil minister faces struggling Texas oilmen

Feb 23, 2016
Saudi Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi has pushed OPEC production higher even as oil prices have plummeted.

Airing on Tuesday, February 23, 2016: On today’s show, we’ll talk about the surprising rift in consumer confidence; and we’ll have a conversation with Bill Gates on why he thinks “ruthless” private business thinking is necessary for clean energy innovation.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC