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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.

Segments From this episode

Tim Cook visits India, tries to stem slower sales growth

by Sanjoy Majumder 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

by David Brancaccio and Rob Schmitz 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.

EEOC wants to diversify the tech industry

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer May 17, 2016
The commission is holding a hearing this week to seek solutions. One idea: Keep women in the industry.

As fire season arrives, this could be hottest year ever

by Annie Baxter May 17, 2016
Fire seasons now are two months longer than they were 50 years ago.

San Diego taps a bottomless well: the Pacific Ocean

by Jeff Tyler May 17, 2016
A new desalination plant supplies 10 percent of arid San Diego's water.

Where Warren Buffett and George Soros invested their money last quarter

by Lewis Wallace May 17, 2016
What these billionaires' latest stock buys might tell us about markets.
Mid-day Update

A jump in U.S. consumer prices

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

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