May 4, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 4, 2016


On today's show, we'll talk about the flow of campaign money amid Cruz's exit from the presidential race; visa-free travel for Turks; and the high cost of hepatitis C drugs.

Segments From this episode

April not a blockbuster month for hiring in the U.S.

May 4, 2016
A preview of April's employment numbers, Tesla's future, and the high costs of drug rehab.

Cutting prison hepatitis C rates: costly, but worth it?

May 4, 2016
17 percent of the prison population is positive for hepatitis C. Expensive new drugs could help.
An estimated 17,000 California prisoners have hepatitis C. At prisons like the California Men's Colony, new treatments have dramatically improved chances of survival.
George Lavender/Marketplace

European Union close to granting visa-free travel to Turks

May 4, 2016
EU officials hold that Turkey must meet the same requirements for visa-free travel as other countries.
A Turkish flag hangs next to the flag of Europe outside a hotel in Istanbul. “The relationship between the EU and Turkey is a very foul one right now,” says Kemal Kirişci, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Raising money for rehab as the heroin crisis spreads

May 4, 2016
With insurance uncertain and rehab costly, families are turning to fundraising.
Melissa Hume cuts a client's hair during her Hair for Healing event.
Harriet Jones/WNPR

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC