Sep 13, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about forecasts that are pointing to low oil prices; preview key highlights from a conversation between Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and host David Brancaccio about taxing global businesses; and look at the concept of 30-hour work weeks.

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Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Apple's tax bill and the next financial downturn

Sep 13, 2016
The US may be safer financially than it was eight years ago, but is it strong enough to weather weakness from around the world?
U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew attends a round table discussion during a visit to Hong Kong in March this year. 
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Oil glut to continue into 2017, says International Energy Agency

Sep 13, 2016
Despite weakening demand growth, pumping continues apace.
Oil rigs extract petroleum in Culver City, California.
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The pros and cons of a 30-hour work week

Sep 13, 2016
Some of Amazon's employees are going to start working less.
Full teams at Amazon are experimenting with the 30-hour work week.
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Census Bureau to release new poverty numbers

Sep 13, 2016
The agency will release rates of poverty and health insurance coverage for 2015.
A homeless woman waits in line to receive groceries and clothing in the skid row section of Los Angeles, California.
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U.S. economy moving at a healthy tortoise's pace

Sep 13, 2016
A big picture look at the U.S. economy, tiered airline pricing, and fears about the next financial crisis.

Race to the (seat) bottom

Sep 13, 2016
To compete with low-cost carriers, airlines offer stripped-down fares.
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On today’s show, we’ll talk about forecasts that are pointing to low oil prices; preview key highlights from a conversation between Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and host David Brancaccio about taxing global businesses; and look at the concept of 30-hour work weeks.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC