Oct 11, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about the Supreme Court battle between Samsung and Apple over a design patent infringement case; how much value employees place on flexible working hours; and why churches in Philadelphia are being turned into condos and apartments. 

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Laptops and smartphones on the New Silk Road

Oct 11, 2016
Duisburg is the biggest inland container port in the world, and you've probably never heard of it.
Loading a container on the train for China.
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Chicago public schools face financial crisis

Oct 11, 2016
The school is reeling from funding cutbacks and mounting debts.
Chicago teachers picketing during a one-day strike in April. 
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Tyson Foods looking for options Beyond Meat

Oct 11, 2016
The end of the Galaxy Note 7, Tyson Foods' investment in Beyond Meat, and the rise of the New Silk Road.

Churches convert to rentals as young people leave the flock

Oct 11, 2016
Houses of worship are merging or closing. In Philly, more than a quarter of those have been redeveloped.
Philadelphia’s former St. Anthony of Padua Church (left) has been converted into upscale lofts, and apartments are planned for St. Laurentius' site, also in Philadelphia.
Courtesy of Bobby Allyn

On today’s show, we’ll talk about the Supreme Court battle between Samsung and Apple over a design patent infringement case; how much value employees place on flexible working hours; and why churches in Philadelphia are being turned into condos and apartments. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC