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Mar 30, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about the Federal Trade Commission's false advertising lawsuit against Volkswagen; a new possible retirement savings plan in California; and an organization that reclaims wood from New York City water tanks.

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Reclaiming wood from an unexpected place

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Mar 30, 2016
Iconic symbols of the New York City skyline are being given new life.
The organization Tri-Lox sources wood from water tanks.
Tracey Samuelson/Marketplace

California debates a retirement savings fix

Mar 30, 2016
A new state-required plan could lead to automatic retirement savings for 6.8 million private-sector workers.
A number of state, local and federal governments are considering programs that would provide more retirement savings options. 
AAG.com/Flickr

Microsoft's developer conference highlights machine learning

Mar 30, 2016
Silicon Valley is increasingly thinking about artificial intelligence.
A view of Cortana, Microsoft's virtual assistant.
Image via Windows/YouTube

Worldwide art glass suppliers suspend certain colors

Mar 30, 2016
Companies stopped making some colors after environmental tests found heavy metals.
Bullseye Glass is known for products that fuse together reliably, and for its rainbow of colors.  But now, fewer colors are available.
April Baer

A less colorful glass art world

Mar 30, 2016
Friday's jobs report, artificial intelligence, and glass art.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about the Federal Trade Commission’s false advertising lawsuit against Volkswagen; a new possible retirement savings plan in California; and an organization that reclaims wood from New York City water tanks.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC