Aug 24, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 24, 2016

HTML EMBED:
COPY

On today's show, we'll talk about about a ruling that will allow graduate students from private universities to unionize; how the Port of Los Angeles handles big ships; and a push from Britain's Labour Party for the government to take…

Segments From this episode

At 100 years old, the national parks need $12 billion of TLC

Aug 24, 2016
With more visitors and sites to maintain, the National Park Service is playing catch up.
A view of the "Morning Glory" hot spring in Yellowstone National Park.
MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

The Port of Los Angeles gives a lesson in mega ships

Aug 24, 2016
East Coast ports can learn a lot from Los Angeles about handling giant ships.
The CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, the largest container ship to ever call at a North America port, is docked at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California.
SCOTT VARLEY/AFP/Getty Images

How HP is faring with its printer-PC business

Aug 24, 2016
When HP split in two, one company took the legacy hardware lines, printers and PCs.
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Big labor win for grad students at private colleges

Aug 24, 2016
On many campuses, many graduate students plan to organize.
A view of Columbia University.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

Big banks team up to create digital currency

Aug 24, 2016
Stock market volatility, a new digital currency, unionizing at private colleges, and the return of a CEO who had fled to Namibia.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about about a ruling that will allow graduate students from private universities to unionize; how the Port of Los Angeles handles big ships; and a push from Britain’s Labour Party for the government to take back railways from the private sector.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC