Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday November 26, 2014
Nov 26, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday November 26, 2014

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Coal fired power plants put out toxins like Mercury, a pollutant linked to problems with fetal development and other ill effects. Now, there's word that the U.S. Supreme Court is taking on a case challenging clean air rules put into place by the Environmental Protection Agency. The issue raises broader questions about regulating power plants, as the Obama administration plans to issue further rules. Plus, activists angry at the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson are encouraging a nationwide Black Friday boycott. As lower-income, non-white Americans are the ones who primarily lineup for those deals a successful boycott could have a significant economic impact. More on that. And at a time when the threat of Ebola has scared Americans, many were not sparing a thought for the 'flu. Influenza can kill adults as well as children, puts thousands of adults in the hospital, and sickens one out of ten of us every year. Yet, we can't get it together for a flu shot. We look at some reasons why.

 

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Forget Grandma's house. Hit a Thanksgiving restaurant.

Nov 26, 2014
Restaurants that serve dinner on Thanksgiving are increasingly busy.

Fewer than half of Americans get flu shots

Nov 26, 2014
"The more people that get shots, the safer the group will be," says one expert.

Would #BoycottBlackFriday help Ferguson, or Wal-Mart?

Nov 26, 2014
It depends on whether customers just buy the same stuff later. Or get creative.

PODCAST: Turkey-to-go

Nov 26, 2014
Buying back foreclosed homes, immigration reform, and eating out for Thanksgiving.

Supreme Court to hear case on plant emission rules

Nov 26, 2014
It's the EPA vs. Industry in a battle of cost versus benefit.

Coal fired power plants put out toxins like Mercury, a pollutant linked to problems with fetal development and other ill effects. Now, there’s word that the U.S. Supreme Court is taking on a case challenging clean air rules put into place by the Environmental Protection Agency. The issue raises broader questions about regulating power plants, as the Obama administration plans to issue further rules. Plus, activists angry at the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson are encouraging a nationwide Black Friday boycott. As lower-income, non-white Americans are the ones who primarily lineup for those deals a successful boycott could have a significant economic impact. More on that. And at a time when the threat of Ebola has scared Americans, many were not sparing a thought for the ‘flu. Influenza can kill adults as well as children, puts thousands of adults in the hospital, and sickens one out of ten of us every year. Yet, we can’t get it together for a flu shot. We look at some reasons why.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC