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Sep 12, 2016

Marketplace for Monday, September 12, 2016

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On today's show: why the Fed could finally move on interest rates, why the Rams moved to LA and what's next for democratic Myanmar as it moves into the global market. Plus: Many supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders have embraced…

Stories From this episode

Two fertilizer giants merge to spur their growth

by Jed Kim Sep 12, 2016
The Canadian companies would form the world's largest crop-nutrient supplier.
While the Potash-Agrium merger is expected to save $500 million annually, some warn of potentially negative consequences for farmers, like paying more for their potash.
Sustainable Sanitation Alliance/Wikimedia Commons

What lies ahead as Myanmar comes out of isolation

by Kai Ryssdal Sep 12, 2016
David Bockino's new book looks at how the country became part of the international community.
A farmer works in the field near the ancient pagoda of Sulamani.
YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images

Is Samsung about to go up in flames?

by Kai Ryssdal Sep 12, 2016
The company recalled 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7s equipped with fire-prone batteries.
A woman walks past billboards of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and S7 at a mobile phone shop in Seoul on September 12, 2016. Samsung shares plunged on September 12 after the South Korean electronics giant urged global users to stop using its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone due to a spate of exploding batteries that raised alarm around the world. 
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To create a more diverse faculty, start with tenure

by Amy Scott Sep 12, 2016
One former professor is teaching teachers how to get through tenure.
The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity offers workshops and intensive mentoring to help women and people of color survive the tenure process and enjoy their lives
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Rams' move back to LA is all about location

by Adam Allington Sep 12, 2016
In leaving St. Louis for Southern California, the team has doubled its valuation.
Rohan Gaines of the Los Angeles Rams carries the ball during a game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sept. 1 in Minneapolis.
Hannah Foslien/Getty Images
Final Note

Trump said the Fed is keeping rates 'artificially low' to help Obama. That's a lie.

by Kai Ryssdal Sep 12, 2016
You can argue about why interest rates haven't gone up, but there's no reason to believe it's a political favor.
Drew Angerer and Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Fed officials touch a market nerve

by , and Sep 12, 2016
Governors offering their (opposing) thoughts spark volatility in markets.
Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in June.
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Sanders supporters shift votes, but not cash

by Kimberly Adams Sep 12, 2016
Courting political donations is about more than money, it's also about turnout.
A man holds up a sign at the California primary election night rally for Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders in Santa Monica, California. Many Sanders supporters have answered the Senator’s call and say they will vote for Clinton, but that support may not translate to donations.

 

 

 
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On today’s show: why the Fed could finally move on interest rates, why the Rams moved to LA and what’s next for democratic Myanmar as it moves into the global market. Plus: Many supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders have embraced Hillary Clinton, but they aren’t exactly rushing to donate.

Music from the episode

Stress Me Out Bibio, Olivier St.Louis
Weightless Memories Ulrich Schnauss, Jonas Munk, Ulrich Schnauss, Jonas Munk
Poison Bell Biv DeVoe