May 25, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about the two new deals that are bringing old-school car companies together with ride-sharing services; the dearth of women who are CEOs; and the large number of Cubans heading for America. 

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New salary survey still finds few women in CEO ranks

May 25, 2016
Of 324 CEOs surveyed, just 17 were women.
Yahoo president and CEO Marissa Mayer speaks during the Fortune Global Forum on November 3, 2015 in San Francisco, California.
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Costco braces for its breakup with American Express

May 25, 2016
The warehouse retailer will accept only Visa come June, then bump membership fees.
Costco is making the move to Visa as its exclusive credit card provider.
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Cuban migrants scramble to claim special status in US

May 25, 2016
Some worry — others hope — improving ties with US may change special privileges.
It took Cuban migrant Henry Salgera about three months to make it to the U.S. He said his bag — containing clothes, some medicine, deodorant and water — is all he carried with him.
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A startup sparks conversations with Syrian refugees

May 25, 2016
NaTakallam pairs students studying Arabic with native speakers who need work.
From her Los Angeles home, Kelsey Norman Skypes a Syrian refugee about once a week to chat in Arabic.
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Hewlett Packard is selling its technology services division

May 25, 2016
Hewlett Packard, Costco's decision to use Visa, and Arabic lessons from Syrian refugees.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about the two new deals that are bringing old-school car companies together with ride-sharing services; the dearth of women who are CEOs; and the large number of Cubans heading for America. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC