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May 17, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about a strong European stock market; a tobacco settlement with states shrouded in dispute; and the new book from Marketplace's Rob Schmitz, "Street of Eternal Happiness," which follows the lives of individuals along a single street in Shanghai.

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Tim Cook visits India, tries to stem slower sales growth

May 17, 2016
iPhones are few and far between in India. Apple's boss is trying to change that.

The story of China through the lens of one Shanghai street

May 17, 2016
A new book from Marketplace's Rob Schmitz, "Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road," follows the lives of people in China's largest city.
The individuals who live and work along Shanghai's Changle Road are the focus of a new book about modern China by Marketplace's Rob Schmitz.
Rob Schmitz/Marketplace

EEOC wants to diversify the tech industry

May 17, 2016
The commission is holding a hearing this week to seek solutions. One idea: Keep women in the industry.
Women are 45 percent more likely than men to leave the tech field.
wocintechchat.com

As fire season arrives, this could be hottest year ever

May 17, 2016
Fire seasons now are two months longer than they were 50 years ago.
The Rocky Fire burns near Clear Lake, California, in August of last year.
Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

San Diego taps a bottomless well: the Pacific Ocean

May 17, 2016
A new desalination plant supplies 10 percent of arid San Diego's water.
The site of the Carlsbad desalination plant.
Bovlb/Wikimedia Commons

Where Warren Buffett and George Soros invested their money last quarter

May 17, 2016
What these billionaires' latest stock buys might tell us about markets.
Warren Buffett bought over $1 billion worth of shares in Apple earlier this year.
Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time Inc.

A jump in U.S. consumer prices

May 17, 2016
The core rate of inflation, diversity in tech, and harnessing freshwater.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about a strong European stock market; a tobacco settlement with states shrouded in dispute; and the new book from Marketplace’s Rob Schmitz, “Street of Eternal Happiness,” which follows the lives of individuals along a single street in Shanghai.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC