Jun 30, 2016

Marketplace for Thursday, June 30, 2016

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How a lack of leadership has created political chaos in Britain; the latest results of the Marketplace-Edison Research Poll suggest the suburbs aren't as stable as once thought; and why illegal trade thrives at the Mexico-Guatemala border

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The suburbs aren't immune from economic anxiety

Jun 30, 2016
Our poll shows people are feeling less stable, despite the overall improvement.
Unity Barber shop is in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Greta Hallberg/Marketplace

This robot wants your memories

Jun 30, 2016
The Terasem Movement Foundation's Lifenaut Project has created a chatbot called Bina48.
BINA48 is a humanoid robot, consisting of a bust-like head and shoulders mounted on a frame, developed by Hanson Robots. She uses artificial intelligence based on the memories, attitudes, beliefs and mannerisms of a human being to interact with people
Hanson Robotics

Illegal trade thrives along Mexico-Guatemala border

Jun 30, 2016
People and goods cross freely, despite help from the U.S.
Migrants transiting Mexico once depended largely on a series of trains known collectively as La Bestia (the beast). Following raids on the trains that began in 2014, migrants say they walk long distances in the Mexican interior to avoid mobile and fixed checkpoints.
Lorne Matalon/Marketplace

Brexit effects could show up in US farm economy

Jun 30, 2016
The UK's exit could remove an important US agriculture ally.
 Storm clouds pass over a soybean field near Salem, South Dakota
Scott Olson/Getty Images

Why US Export-Import Bank backers are lobbying furiously

Jun 30, 2016
The bank is hobbled in making big foreign deals. Critics call the loans 'corporate welfare.'
Banks are lobbying congress over the U.S. Export-Import Bank, a government agency that makes loans to foreigners.
Win McNamee/Getty Image

Can a diverse Academy change the entertainment industry?

Jun 30, 2016
The academy may now be more diverse, but most studio heads are still white men.
 Actor Michael B. Jordan attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.
Christopher Polk/Getty Images

GMO labels are about to hit Vermont shelves

Jun 30, 2016
The state has led the way in forcing labels for food derived from genetically modified organisms.
ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

How a lack of leadership has created political chaos in Britain; the latest results of the Marketplace-Edison Research Poll suggest the suburbs aren’t as stable as once thought; and why illegal trade thrives at the Mexico-Guatemala border

Music from the episode

Daffodils Mark Ronson, Kevin Parker
My Silver Lining First Aid Kit
Please Don't Go Mike Posner