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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday April 16, 2014
Apr 16, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday April 16, 2014

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A bacterial infection is roiling through shrimp farms in Southeast Asia, disrupting production and raising shrimp prices in the U.S., which depends on Asia for most of its shrimp. "Infant mortality syndrome" has knocked off Thailand as the biggest exporter to U.S. Now that's India. Plus, this week is the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang, a design innovation that had a huge impact on auto makers and auto culture. Has any U.S. car design had a similar impact since?

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On a bus to nowhere

Apr 16, 2014
Many Silicon Valley homeless take "Hotel 22" bus for hours every night.

Attack of the shrimp (prices)

Apr 16, 2014
A bacterial infection is roiling through shrimp farms in Southeast Asia.

Happy 50th birthday, Ford Mustang

Apr 16, 2014
The Ford Mustang is a design innovation that lives on.

PODCAST: China's slowing growth

Apr 16, 2014
A disease ravaging shrimp is pushing up prices for the small shellfish. And a look at homelessness in Silicon Valley.
Two Chinese workers prepare to remove scaffolding at a construction site in Beijing on April 15, 2014. Chinese exports and imports fell sharply in March, data showed on April 10, as officials noted that the world's second-largest economy faces headwinds from tougher regional competition and 'friction' with trade partners. 
WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images

Oman: 15 percent unemployment, but jobs are open

Apr 16, 2014
The minimum wage isn't high enough to attract unemployed locals.

A bacterial infection is roiling through shrimp farms in Southeast Asia, disrupting production and raising shrimp prices in the U.S., which depends on Asia for most of its shrimp. “Infant mortality syndrome” has knocked off Thailand as the biggest exporter to U.S. Now that’s India. Plus, this week is the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang, a design innovation that had a huge impact on auto makers and auto culture. Has any U.S. car design had a similar impact since?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC