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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about the effect of this election's political divide on business deals; what to expect from news later today about a Social Security increase; and a price spike for black clothing in Thailand following the death…

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Political divides are causing tech deals to fall apart

Oct 18, 2016
They say not to talk politics around the dinner table, but what about in the boardroom?
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What's a "good job"?

Oct 18, 2016
The Marketplace-Edison Research Economic Poll finds that health benefits and a good working environment are among the top attributes of a "good job."
Seventy-three percent of respondents in our economic research poll said health benefits are "essential" to a good job.
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National graduation rate hits a new high

Oct 18, 2016
More students finish high school, but college readiness lags.
More than 83 percent of high school seniors finished on time last year, according to new data.
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Social Security recipients to get $5 more a month

Oct 18, 2016
A 0.3 percent Social Security increase, what makes a "good job," a jump in the high school graduation rate, and Saudi Arabia's debt.

Cost of living adjustment ticks up, barely

Oct 18, 2016
COLA will increase 0.3 percent in 2017. Social Security payments remain flat.
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On today’s show, we’ll talk about the effect of this election’s political divide on business deals; what to expect from news later today about a Social Security increase; and a price spike for black clothing in Thailand following the death of the country’s king. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC