Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday December 10, 2014
Dec 10, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday December 10, 2014

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First up, we'll parse through the trillion dollar budget bill Congress has agreed to. Plus, UAW workers in American car factories are about to get year-end bonuses under the last year of the labor contract that changed everything about how auto workers get paid. And a staggering $700m is wasted each year when perfectly fine but unused drugs are destroyed. And that’s only the tally at long-term care facilities. We profile how one company is trying to divert that waste back to patients who struggle to pay for their medications.

 

Segments From this episode

Autoworkers want to make up for long wage freeze

Dec 10, 2014
Automakers' profits are up, in part because assembly-line wages are down.

Why the Congo is so dependent on the U.S. dollar

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Dec 10, 2014
So why not adopt the dollar as the currency? There's a small, but simple, hitch.

The shocking cost of wasted prescription pills

Dec 10, 2014
Nursing facilities destroy millions of extra medications. But technology could help them recycle the drugs.

Lululemon tries to juice up its product line

Dec 10, 2014
Lululemon tries to bounce back by making fancier clothes. Can sequins save its sales?

PODCAST: Redefining currency in the Congo

Dec 10, 2014
Oil prices drop to record low, Detroit gets a break, and the U.S. dollar in Eastern Congo.

First up, we’ll parse through the trillion dollar budget bill Congress has agreed to. Plus, UAW workers in American car factories are about to get year-end bonuses under the last year of the labor contract that changed everything about how auto workers get paid. And a staggering $700m is wasted each year when perfectly fine but unused drugs are destroyed. And that’s only the tally at long-term care facilities. We profile how one company is trying to divert that waste back to patients who struggle to pay for their medications.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC