Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Oct 7, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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Airing on Wednesday, October 7, 2015: On today's show, we'll talk about a timeline for VW and Audi to fix their cars; growing concerns that El Nino may cause drought in certain parts of Africa; and why business boomed in Bastrop County, Texas, after a series of wildfires.

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Feeling lucky? Bet on the Nobel Prize for literature

Oct 7, 2015
An author from Belarus is among the favorites on overseas gambling sites.

Africa could face severe drought due to El Nino

Oct 7, 2015
The weather phenomenon could threaten Africa's food security.
Workers excavate earth at a residential area in southern Nairobi on Tuesday to create larger drainage channels. The United Nations warned that heavy floods and drought expected around East Africa could put thousands of lives at risk.
TONY KARUMBA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

After Texas fire, business boomed for some

Oct 7, 2015
A wildfire's destruction creates a surge of demand for services and rebuilding.

Report finds 'staggering' inequities in urban schools

Oct 7, 2015
First citywide look at schools paints bleak picture.

Swipe right for ... your next job?

Oct 7, 2015
Smartphones and swipes put more power in the hands of job seekers.

PODCAST: Swiping for employment

Oct 7, 2015
A strike at Fiat Chrysler, hedge funds, public school improvement, and Tinder for jobs.

Airing on Wednesday, October 7, 2015: On today’s show, we’ll talk about a timeline for VW and Audi to fix their cars; growing concerns that El Nino may cause drought in certain parts of Africa; and why business boomed in Bastrop County, Texas, after a series of wildfires.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC