Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 22, 2013
May 22, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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Beijing is adding more than 50 miles of subway track by the end of next year, but will it really combat traffic, carbon dioxide and other pollution? After 10 years, how has Medicare Part D impacted the pharmaceutical industry? And, the country's most powerful banker gets to stay on as both CEO and Chairman at JPMorgan Chase. We talk to a shareholder that cast a vote.

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How Medicare Part D changed the drug industry

May 22, 2013
The prescription drug plan has created millions of senior customers for the pharmaceutical industry over ten years.

Allan Sloan: Why I voted to keep Jamie Dimon as Chairman and CEO

May 22, 2013
Allan Sloan, senior editor at large for Fortune magazine, explains why he voted to allow Jamie Dimon to keep his dual role as CEO and Chairman of JPMorgan Chase.

Meet Daniel Werfel, the new chief of the IRS

Daniel Werfel starts Wednesday as the new acting administrator of the Internal Revenue Service, succeeding Steven T. Miller, who resigned under pressure last week.

Could the country’s largest public power utility really become private?

May 22, 2013
President Obama floated the idea of selling the Tennessee Valley Authority in his budget, released last month. He started receiving pushback almost immediately.

SAP to recruit autistic employees

May 22, 2013
German business software company SAP has announced a push to hire autistic people. SAP says it's hoping other companies follow its lead.

Matching donations with need after natural disasters

May 22, 2013
After a disaster many people want to help, but there tends to be confusion about what is needed.

As Ben Bernanke speaks, Japan continues stimulus

May 22, 2013
Today Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gives his latest economic report to Congress. His testimony comes on the same day that Japan's central bank is indicating its intention to continue stimulus measures.

PODCAST: It's electric, boogie woogie woogie

May 22, 2013
The value of autistic employees. Could the country's largest public power utility really become private? And who is Daniel Werfel?

Will adding subway lines save Beijing from traffic and smog?

May 22, 2013
Beijing has announced it will add 50 miles of subway track by the end of next year, making the city's subway system bigger than New York's. But will the new additions alleviate the city's notorious traffic and pollution?

The added value of autistic employees

May 22, 2013
German business software company SAP has announced a push to hire autistic people. SAP says autistic employees raised company productivity and engagement.

Beijing is adding more than 50 miles of subway track by the end of next year, but will it really combat traffic, carbon dioxide and other pollution? After 10 years, how has Medicare Part D impacted the pharmaceutical industry? And, the country’s most powerful banker gets to stay on as both CEO and Chairman at JPMorgan Chase. We talk to a shareholder that cast a vote.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC