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Airing on Wednesday, July 1, 2015: Puerto Rico is in dire financial straits.  So what, you might shrug. Well, if any of your money is invested in a municipal bond fund, you might own Puerto Rican bonds, and they could take a hit. Marketplace’s Adam Allington finds out who’s vulnerable. Next: Speaking today in Tennessee, President Obama will try to court conservative states to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. We unpack his sales pitch on using federal dollars to help states’ bottom lines.

Segments From this episode

Under the radar: Baltimore's 'informal' economy

by Caitlin Esch Jun 29, 2015
Being a small business owner here comes with a host of challenges.
Final Note

Bobby Bonilla's $1,193,248.20 yearly check

by Kai Ryssdal Jul 1, 2015
What Bernie Madoff has to do with the retired baseball player.
My First Job

My first job: Soda Jerk

by Mukta Mohan and Hayley Hershman Jul 1, 2015
Barry Friedman recalls the rich rewards of earning 90 cents an hour.

U.S. investors could take a hit on Puerto Rican bonds

by Adam Allington Jul 1, 2015
Is the island territory, with $72 billion debt, our Greece?

Macy's is the latest brand to dump Trump

by Scott Tong Jul 1, 2015
Other business partners are distancing themselves from the presidential candidate.

Checking in with the secretary of commerce

by Daisy Palacios and Kai Ryssdal Jul 1, 2015
Kai talks to Penny Pritzker about the Export-Import bank and TPP.

The Obamacare sales pitch

by Dan Gorenstein Jul 1, 2015
The president is courting conservative states to expand Medicaid.

Donna Karan leaves behind a fashion legacy

by Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios Jul 1, 2015
The designer is stepping down from her self-titled fashion line.

Music from the episode

Valerie - '68 Version Amy Winehouse
Gives You Hell The All-American Rejects
Tonight, Tonight - Remastered 2012 The Smashing Pumpkins

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