Sep 21, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about the news that Japan's central bank wants to keep its interest rates near zero — its first long-term target. We'll also chat with Ikea's U.S. president, Lars Petersson, about research that found Americans care…

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What's behind the growing black-white pay gap

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Low rates from the Fed contribute to income inequality, according to new analysis

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On today’s show, we’ll talk about the news that Japan’s central bank wants to keep its interest rates near zero — its first long-term target. We’ll also chat with Ikea’s U.S. president, Lars Petersson, about research that found Americans care more about quality of life than owning things. He shares what this means for a company whose goal it is to sell material goods.

The team

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