Jun 14, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about the United States' background checking system; look at the video gaming industry's foray into virtual reality; and — as part of our new series "The Price of Profits" — interview author Lynn Stout about…

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The first corporations — way back — had social purpose

Jun 14, 2016
The idea that they are solely businesses developed as late as the 1800s.
Circa 1680, a look at the trading post established by the British East India Company at Surat.
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Is shareholder value a myth?

Jun 14, 2016
Law professor and author Lynn Stout thinks so.
General Motors shareholders listen as then-General Motors Chairman and CEO Richard Wagoner, Jr., not shown, speaks during a meeting.
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Re-examining disaster preparedness

Jun 14, 2016
Public safety, German bonds, and the role of corporations throughout history.

Video game insiders head to a new dimension at E3

Jun 14, 2016
Coming off a strong year for the industry, game companies are pushing virtual reality.
People try the new Sony VR headset at a Sony PlayStation E3 event in Los Angeles, California on Monday. 
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Background checks only tell you so much

Jun 14, 2016
Companies rely on background checks, but they can be limited in scope.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about the United States’ background checking system; look at the video gaming industry’s foray into virtual reality; and — as part of our new series “The Price of Profits” — interview author Lynn Stout about the relationship between corporations and shareholders.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC