Aug 31, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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On today's show, we'll interview the European Union's competition commissioner, Margarethe Vestayer, about why she thinks Apple should pay Ireland about $14.5 billion in back taxes; talk about the Homeland Security's re-evaluation of how it runs its immigration detention centers;…

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JetBlue makes historic flight to Cuba

Aug 31, 2016
Five other airlines have been approved for flights to Cuban cities.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx (front), deplanes upon arriving at the airport of Santa Clara, Cuba on the first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba since 1961.
ALEJANDRO ERNESTO/AFP/Getty Images

Homeland Security rethinking private detention centers

Aug 31, 2016
Homeland Security is evaluating the use of contractors for immigrant detention centers.
A guard escorts an immigrant detainee from a "segregation cell" back into the general population at the Adelanto Detention Facility.
John Moore/Getty Images

EU responds to criticisms over Apple tax ruling

Aug 31, 2016
Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager says no one is picking on U.S. companies.
The EU has ordered Apple to pay the Irish government $14.5 billion in back taxes.
DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

The bathroom of the future will be smarter

Aug 31, 2016
Hygiene, inclusivity and water supply are just a few of the future toilet troubles.
Portable toilets in Ueno Park, on April 3, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.
Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Oil prices are down, and so is exploring for oil

Aug 31, 2016
Last year, oil companies found the lowest new reserves in 70 years.
Oil wells pump the oil fields of California's southern Central Valley. 
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Cuba warms up to commercial flights from the US

Aug 31, 2016
A historic U.S. flight to Cuba, a dip in oil exploration, and a look at what public restrooms should look like.

On today’s show, we’ll interview the European Union’s competition commissioner, Margarethe Vestayer, about why she thinks Apple should pay Ireland about $14.5 billion in back taxes; talk about the Homeland Security’s re-evaluation of how it runs its immigration detention centers; and look at a post-recession milestone for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC