Oct 24, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about news that premiums for Obamacare are set to go up dramatically next year; a possible requirement from the International Maritime Organization for ships to use low-sulfur fuel; and a super PAC that's been calling…

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Shipping companies play for time as new fuel rules beckon

Oct 25, 2016
Ships are big polluters, and next week, maritime nations could require them to use fuel that generates less sulfur content. But that kind of fuel is expensive, and the shipping business is in a bit of a slump just now.…
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Private companies pay to improve border crossings

Oct 25, 2016
A program hosted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection allows private companies and local governments to reimburse the federal government for additional services.
A truck travels northbound from Mexico into the United States at the Santa Teresa port of entry in New Mexico.
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NBA gives basketball viewers chance to see games in virtual reality

Oct 25, 2016
The National Basketball Association will, this season, become the first professional sports league to offer a regular schedule of live games delivered in virtual reality. At least one NBA League Pass game per week will be live-streamed in virtual reality.…
Kevin Durant #35 and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors joke with Andre Iguodala #9 while he wears a virtual reality viewer during the Golden State Warriors Media Day at the Warriors' practice facility in Oakland, California. 
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The Amish community typically supports Republicans. Will they go for Trump?

Oct 25, 2016
A political action committee is trying to get the Amish to vote for Trump.
An Amish farmer steers a horse-drawn cart near the town of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. 
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The world has reached a milestone on renewable energy

Oct 25, 2016
Renewable energy, infrastructure repairs, and bike locks.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about news that premiums for Obamacare are set to go up dramatically next year; a possible requirement from the International Maritime Organization for ships to use low-sulfur fuel; and a super PAC that’s been calling on the Amish community to vote for Donald Trump.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC