Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Oct 15, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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When the markets closed yesterday, a barrel of U.S.crude oil was trading at $81.84. That's the lowest it's been in years, and it's bringing down the cost of gasoline. That may be good news for consumers in this country, but there is a growing debate among countries that export oil about whether prices have fallen too far, too fast. One of those countries, Venezuela, has called for an emergency meeting next month. More on that. And Medicare's open-enrollment period starts today, and some beneficiaries will notice a few changes to the program. As baby boomers retire, Medicare is being pulled in new directions. Plus, the U.S. is the biggest importer of Mexican avocados. Every year, Americans eat 1.7 billion pounds of them. But Mexico is eyeing an even bigger market: Asia.

 

 

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Avocado sales ripen around the world

Oct 15, 2014
Avocado growers in Mexico are eyeing a larger market in Asia.

One shortage in booming oil fields: regulators

Oct 15, 2014
State agencies find that industry offers higher salaries to new college graduates.

Medicare open enrollment brings change

Oct 15, 2014
Medicare's annual open enrollment period starts today. What has changed?

Netflix raised prices on a service nobody uses (yet)

Oct 15, 2014
But eventually, you'll want to watch "House of Cards" on 4K, ultra-high-def TV.

PODCAST: Netflix goes ultra-high-definition

Oct 15, 2014
AbbVie reconsiders a deal, Netflix charges for ultra-high-def, and the trouble with oil booms.

Rethinking a corporate inversion

Oct 15, 2014
Pharmaceutical company AbbVie says it will reconsider a merger in light of new tax regulations.

When the markets closed yesterday, a barrel of U.S.crude oil was trading at $81.84. That’s the lowest it’s been in years, and it’s bringing down the cost of gasoline. That may be good news for consumers in this country, but there is a growing debate among countries that export oil about whether prices have fallen too far, too fast. One of those countries, Venezuela, has called for an emergency meeting next month. More on that. And Medicare’s open-enrollment period starts today, and some beneficiaries will notice a few changes to the program. As baby boomers retire, Medicare is being pulled in new directions. Plus, the U.S. is the biggest importer of Mexican avocados. Every year, Americans eat 1.7 billion pounds of them. But Mexico is eyeing an even bigger market: Asia.

 

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC