Jun 1, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about a new report that finds the death rate for Americans has risen. Plus, we'll chat with Marketplace's Krissy Clark about the new podcast from our Wealth & Poverty team, "The Uncertain Hour," which looks at America's welfare system.

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Construction workers needed as building industry booms

Jun 1, 2016
With construction surging, nine out of 10 contractors say they can't find workers.
About 2.3 million construction jobs were lost during the housing crash, Great Recession and early years of the recovery.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Hundreds of thousands lose food stamps in Florida

Jun 1, 2016
Some states are reinstating proof of work.
Homeless people line up for food given out by a church group in downtown Miami.
Wilson Sayre/WLRN

OPEC is sitting prettier, but will oil prices stay up?

Jun 1, 2016
The goal of hobbling U.S. shale oil production may have worked, but may not explain higher prices.
Oil prices began falling more than a year ago.
David McNew/Getty Images

U.S. death rate increases for the first time in a decade

Jun 1, 2016
A spike in white mortality could be driving this larger death trend.
This is one of just a few times in the past 25 years the death rate has gone up.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

World's longest tunnel opens in Switzerland

Jun 1, 2016
Uncertain oil prices, the world's longest tunnel, and the loss of food stamps for hundreds of thousands.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about a new report that finds the death rate for Americans has risen. Plus, we’ll chat with Marketplace’s Krissy Clark about the new podcast from our Wealth & Poverty team, “The Uncertain Hour,” which looks at America’s welfare system.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC