Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

U.K. targets "crack cocaine" gambling machines

May 17, 2018

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service ... They’re known as the “crack cocaine” of the betting world. Now, the U.K. government is slashing the maximum stake on electronic slot machines in a move it claims will protect vulnerable players. We'll look at what difference this will make. Then, U.S. grocery giant Kroger is buying a stake in Britain's Ocado. Bryan Roberts at TCC Global explains why the American retailer is hoping to take advantage of British technology. And, former Indian central bank boss Raghuram Rajan — among those who predicted the 2008 global crisis — has a new worry: debt. He explains why. Finally, what social media advice does the Pope have for nuns? (05/17/2018)

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News happens while you sleep. Marketplace Morning Report gives you a head start on the day. Throughout the morning, host David Brancaccio shares the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make the smartest decisions. And from London, host Anu Anand presents Marketplace Morning Report from BBC World Service to bring you up to speed as the global economy shifts. It's the world perspective you need, from two trusted sources.