Sep 6, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about the drug war raging in the Philippines, and find out more about the female assassin who's going after drug dealers. Plus, we'll take a look at TiVo's decision to phase out its Series 1…

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The female assassin fighting for the Philippines' drug war

Sep 6, 2016
Citizens are being contracted to kill drug dealers. One woman shared her story with the BBC.
Crystal meth and various drug paraphernalia are seized by undercover police during a night time raid on a suspected drug den in Manila, Philippines. 
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The original DVR, retired

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Sep 6, 2016
TiVo is retiring its first DVR box, and with it, a piece of history.
TiVo's Series 1 DVR first launched in 1999.
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More people than ever are working from home

Sep 6, 2016
A new study finds the number of companies offering the benefit has tripled.
Over the past two decades, the number of companies that allow employees to telecommute has tripled.
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Dump the gas tax — instead pay by the mile

Sep 6, 2016
Oregon and other states are finding alternative ways to replace slumping gas tax revenue.
A car drives along an Oregon road.
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General Electric to spend $1.4 billion on 3-D printing

Sep 6, 2016
As GE focuses on high-tech industry, it's making a bid for two European printing outfits.
GE has been researching high-tech manufacturing for years.
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ITT Technical Institute to shut down

Sep 6, 2016
General Electric's push for 3-D printing, the end of ITT Tech, an increase in the number of people working from home, and paying by the mile in Oregon.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about the drug war raging in the Philippines, and find out more about the female assassin who’s going after drug dealers. Plus, we’ll take a look at TiVo’s decision to phase out its Series 1 DVR, first launched in 1999. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC