Dec 7, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about the Supreme Court's recent insider trading ruling; the European Commission's decision to fine three banks that participated in price collusion; and a tech group that's testing the idea for a universal basic income in…

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In Oakland, people worry that good jobs are out of reach

Dec 7, 2016
Working-class residents aren't sharing as the tech boom spreads to Oakland.
A mural on the wall of a public high school in West Oakland conveys the message "Knowledge is Power."
Sarah Gardner

Japanese tourists seek information about their history at Pearl Harbor

Dec 7, 2016
The National Park Service doesn't keep records on how many Japanese tourists come to Pearl Harbor, but visitors can take guided tours, and find Japanese-language headsets and brochures.
Musashi Shiota is the owner and president of Island Makana Tours. He has been operating his Pearl Harbor tours for Japanese tourists for the past 15 years.
Molly Solomon

Senate panel hearing weighs AT&T-Time Warner merger proposal

Dec 7, 2016
The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on Wednesday on the proposed merger of AT&T and Time Warner. The deal is worth about $85 billion. President-elect Donald Trump attacked it on the campaign trail. Now his administration will likely decide…
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Stores offer deep online discounts – but is that sustainable?

Dec 7, 2016
There are five Saturdays in December this year. Why is that significant? You get an extra day for last-minute shopping. But if the holiday sales season feels extra-long this year, it’s not just because of the calendar. Stores are offering…
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Pfizer faces record fine in the UK over epilepsy drug

Dec 7, 2016
The proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger, mortgage application declines, Pfizer's U.K. fine, and the history of Pearl Harbor.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about the Supreme Court’s recent insider trading ruling; the European Commission’s decision to fine three banks that participated in price collusion; and a tech group that’s testing the idea for a universal basic income in Oakland, California. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC