Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 31, 2016
May 31, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about the news that Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and YouTube are backing European Union rules banning hate speech; Volkswagen's efforts to pull itself together; and immigration in the U.K. as Brits prepare to vote on Brexit. 

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Volkswagen posts results; looks to move beyond scandal

May 31, 2016
The automaker plans to make more electric vehicles and invest in ride-sharing.
Volkswagen recently put $300 million into the ride-hailing company Gett.
Alexander Koerner/Getty Images

Rising seas could swamp crucial infrastructure

May 31, 2016
A look at what climate change might mean for Los Angeles' built environment.
The view north from a bluff in Westchester down to the Ballona Wetlands, which is surrounded by dense residential and commercial development, crucial roadways, and a drainage channel to the Pacific Ocean several miles to the west. Los Angeles International Airport is nearby, as are active oil fields and the largest yacht marina on the West Coast.
Mitchell Hartman/Marketplace

Immigration a concern amid looming Brexit vote

May 31, 2016
Immigration into the UK is running at record levels.
The United Kingdom will hold a referendum on June 23 to decide whether to remain a member of the European Union.
Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Why we're in the mood to spend a little more

May 31, 2016
Consumers are confident about the economy. For now.
Personal spending is up 1 percent for April.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

First edition "Alice in Wonderland" expected to nab up to $3 million at auction

May 31, 2016
An increase in consumer spending and personal income, climate change, and the high price of an "Alice in Wonderland" first edition.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about the news that Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and YouTube are backing European Union rules banning hate speech; Volkswagen’s efforts to pull itself together; and immigration in the U.K. as Brits prepare to vote on Brexit. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC