Feb 17, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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Airing on Wednesday, February 17, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about Apple being ordered to unlock an iPhone used by the San Bernardino attackers; housing starts; and for-profit companies finding a new niche to fill: helping low-income consumers create a…

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J.C. Penney is set to enter the appliance business

Feb 17, 2016
To boost sales, stores are targeting the 'modern American mom.'
To boost sales, J.C. Penney is targeting the "modern American mom."
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Housing helps keep recovery going

Feb 17, 2016
Housing starts and permits were both up in 2015, and the growth is expected to continue.

Breaking tradition in the credit scoring business

Feb 17, 2016
Banks dip their toes into a new market: people without traditional credit scores.
Banks dip their toes into a new market: people without traditional credit scores.
Simon Cunningham

Why seniors are flocking to Medicare Advantage

Feb 17, 2016
As insurers reconsider health exchanges, the private plan for over-65s is a draw.

Spend your pennies on appliances at J.C. Penney

Feb 17, 2016
Home construction, Medicare Advantage, and J.C. Penney.

Airing on Wednesday, February 17, 2016: On today’s show, we’ll talk about Apple being ordered to unlock an iPhone used by the San Bernardino attackers; housing starts; and for-profit companies finding a new niche to fill: helping low-income consumers create a credit score.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC