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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about Yahoo's reported surveillance of user emails on behalf of the government; the Supreme Court's first time listening to an insider trading case in nearly 20 years; and why overseas investors are so interested in…

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When your landlord is on the other side of the world

Oct 5, 2016
In Detroit, international investors buy low-cost homes, then rent them to locals.
Houses line a Detroit street. In the city, the median price for an existing home is below $40,000.
JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images

Supreme Court takes on key insider trading case

Oct 5, 2016
Will the ruling make it harder or easier to prosecute offenders?
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on the case Salman v. United States today.
Alex Wong/Getty Images

Monsanto in uncertain marriage

Oct 5, 2016
Monsanto and Bayer want to merge. But it's not a done deal.
A view of a building on the campus of the Monsanto Headquarters in St Louis, Missouri. 
MICHAEL B. THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images

Why the country's $19 trillion debt hasn't been top of mind this election

Oct 5, 2016
How the vice presidential candidates tackled the issue of national debt during last night's debate, Monsanto's fourth-quarter earnings, and how North Dakota residents feel about the oil pipeline protest.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about Yahoo’s reported surveillance of user emails on behalf of the government; the Supreme Court’s first time listening to an insider trading case in nearly 20 years; and why overseas investors are so interested in Detroit housing. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC