Aug 3, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about Hillary Clinton's new endorsement from Meg Whitman, the CEO of HP and a key Republican fundraiser; why companies are ditching suburbia; and a form of stress relief that involves sledgehammers and inanimate objects.

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More companies trade in suburbia for the city

Aug 3, 2016
GE and McDonald's are among those heading downtown in search of younger workers.
A rendering of General Electric's new global headquarters in Boston. 
General Electric, © Gensler

Wanna have a tantrum and smash something? Be her guest

Aug 3, 2016
Shawn Baker's company, Tantrums, lets you vent your rage — sledgehammers included.
Shawn Baker worked in the oil industry for 25 years before she got laid off. She started a Tantrums LLC to help other people let off steam. 
Brenda Salinas

Massachusetts passes law to combat unequal pay

Aug 3, 2016
Employers will be barred from asking a simple question that can mean lower salaries for women and minorities.
The answer to a question about your past salary can mean lower pay.
WOCinTech Chat

Major political donors like the Kochs now focusing on local and state races

Aug 3, 2016
The presidential race isn't the only important one to donors.
A view of the House of Representatives Chamber in Washington, D.C. in 2015. A Koch-backed group is spending millions in Ohio, Nevada and Pennsylvania — states that are key to maintaining a Republican-majority Congress. 
SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Kanye West volunteers his services to Ikea

Aug 3, 2016
A $72 million hack on Bitcoin, Massachusetts' ban on a common interview question, and an unlikely Ikea designer.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about Hillary Clinton’s new endorsement from Meg Whitman, the CEO of HP and a key Republican fundraiser; why companies are ditching suburbia; and a form of stress relief that involves sledgehammers and inanimate objects.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC