Jul 27, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about long-term returns for U.S. pensions, which are predicted to report their worst results in 15 years; Britain's economic growth; and holiday cruises that are looking to do some good. 

Segments From this episode

The amount of oil in the world is a mystery

Jul 27, 2016
Countries are not required to report storage data.
Oil pumps in operation at an oil field near central Los Angeles.
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Public pension returns could be worst in 15 years

Jul 27, 2016
In 2001, the return was just over 12 percent. This year it could be 7.5 percent.
Long-term returns for pensions are forecast to drop to about 7.5 percent.
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Cruising for a purpose: Have fun and do good

Jul 27, 2016
After an all-you-can-eat buffet, how about laying cement floors?
Fathom passengers and representatives from the Dominican Institute for Integral Development present families with water filters.
Allison Keyes

The world's glass ceilings

Jul 27, 2016
Glass ceilings and oil reserves.

Apple’s earnings were a mixed bag

Jul 27, 2016
Low expectations meant stocks soared despite middling numbers.
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the Apple Watch during an Apple event back in March at the company's headquarters.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Did Hillary Clinton's victory really cause the glass ceiling to crack?

Jul 28, 2016
While her nomination doesn't signal the end of gender bias in the workplace, one Harvard professor says, it can give women hope.
Delegates cheer as a screen displays Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivering remarks to the crowd during the evening session on the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
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On today’s show, we’ll talk about long-term returns for U.S. pensions, which are predicted to report their worst results in 15 years; Britain’s economic growth; and holiday cruises that are looking to do some good. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC