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Even Danes are trying to stop Donald Trump from becoming president

Oct 24, 2016
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With less than three weeks before election day and three bizarre presidential debates behind us, an unexpected group is on the ground stumping hard for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton: the Social Democratic Youth of Denmark.

Forty members of the group have come to the US from Copenhagen to knock on doors and stop Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Oxford University Press has announced that its new edition of the complete works of William Shakespeare will credit Christopher Marlowe as a co-author on the three Henry VI plays.

Despite years of controversy about the authorship of some of Shakespeare's work, this is the first time a major publishing house has formally named Marlowe as a co-author.

How YouTube became YouTube, told with YouTube videos

Oct 24, 2016
Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar

Remember how Larry Page and Sergey Brin started Google in a garage? That garage belonged to Susan Wojcicki. The Palo Alto native eventually became Google's 16th employee. She ran Google's AdSense program for years and was then tapped to run YouTube, the video-sharing website that Google bought in 2006.

AT&T's proposed $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner is already raising eyebrows among an important constituency: politicians. Reaction to the deal, which was announced Saturday night, has been swift, and skeptical, from both sides of the aisle.

At a rally in Gettysburg, Pa., earlier Saturday, after news of the deal had started to trickle out, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said it was "a deal we will not approve in my administration because it's too much concentration of power in the hands of too few."

Why broken ceasefires are actually good for peace

Oct 24, 2016

Ceasefires put in place in Syria and Yemen last week did not hold. But that doesn’t mean they were all for nothing.

French security forces have started evicting the thousands of migrants living in a notorious camp known as "The Jungle" near the port of Calais.

Authorities intend to dismantle the squalid camp that, despite its poor living conditions, has housed thousands of people fleeing wars or poverty for a better life in Europe. Many hope to reach the U.K. — which lies just 26 miles away across the English Channel. Others are seeking asylum in France.

Girl Scout cookie cereal is coming next year

Oct 24, 2016
Kai Ryssdal

This needs to be filed under "Too Much of a Good Thing."

General Mills is teaming up with the Girl Scouts to turn Girl Scout cookies into breakfast cereal. We know there will be a Thin Mint variety, as well as Caramel Crunch, which seem to be based on Samoas.

It's hitting shelves come January 2017.

Every morning, after Dennis Ogbe wakes up and says his prayers, he performs a daily exercise routine.

He does this not only because he's a world-class athlete, but also because he'd like to be able to keep walking. Putting one foot in front of the other is a skill he has not taken for granted for decades — since doctors in his home country of Nigeria told his parents, when he was 3, that he was paralyzed from the waist down.

The reason?

He was infected with polio while in a hospital being treated for malaria.

Doctors cut costs by getting to know their patients

Oct 24, 2016
D Gorenstein

The healthcare landscape is changing, even as Obamacare bumps along.

In the past six years, we’ve seen the rise of Accountable Care Organizations, now numbering more than 800, where doctors or hospitals work together to streamline care. For physicians that means they now get some compensation through contracts that reward improving health and controlling costs, as opposed to simply making money for every service provided regardless of the outcome or expense.

Donald Trump was the man Hillary Clinton needed to win the women's vote

Oct 24, 2016
Rick Wilking/Reuters

It seems an unlikely paradox: In a country where women outnumber men in all but nine states, the first woman in US history to run for president, as a major party nominee, has struggled to win a strong majority of women voters. For most of her 2016 presidential run, Hillary Clinton has not been able to get the vote of women. As it turns out — ironically or not — it has taken a man to do it for her: Donald Trump.

The effects of climate change are starting to make themselves clear just about everywhere, but nowhere more dramatically than Greenland. The giant island holds the world's second largest ice sheet, and it's melting fast—an average of 287 billion metric tons of ice a year.

Donna Tam

Bob Dylan, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature earlier this month but has yet to acknowledge the honor publicly, will have to give a lecture in order to receive the nearly $1 million purse attached to the prize.

Mitchell Hartman

Taylor Swift, the country-turned-pop-singer-megastar-phenom dropped her self-titled debut album on this day a decade ago. Ten years, multiple Grammys, four more albums and a bunch of number-one hits later, she took the top spot on Forbes Highest-Paid Celebrities list this year with a cool $170 million. Along the way, Taylor Swift has developed — and isn't afraid to use — some serious business chops.

Tracking market reaction to the 2016 election

Oct 24, 2016
Kai Ryssdal

There are many ways to measure the tipping points in this election. Polls, of course and social media buzz too.

Also, market response to the political sparring of the moment.

The moment in question for us today was the first Clinton vs. Trump debate and what markets were saying about it, as it was happening.

Few in the roots scene had heard of Yola Carter before she made her first appearance at Nashville's Americana Fest in September, which might've suggested that she was some sort of musical rookie. In fact, the 33-year-old black, British singer-songwriter is a seasoned studio and stage pro.

The CEO of YouTube on her "lightbulb moment" about video

Oct 24, 2016

Susan Wojcicki runs YouTube. She talks to Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal about the video that made her realize how powerful the medium would be, being in Palo Alto before it was cool, and whether she'd say "yes" to a promotion.

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You might assume that with the thawing of relations between Cuba and the U.S., Cubans would see positive change at home, and less reason to attempt the perilous water crossing to Florida. You'd assume wrong.

U.S. law enforcement authorities are confronting a surge of Cuban migrants trying to make the journey by boat across the Florida Straits; it's the highest numbers they've seen in two decades.

Can the AT&T and Time Warner deal win over regulators?

Oct 24, 2016
Mark Garrison

Over the weekend, AT&T announced an $85.4 billion bid to buy Time Warner. Now it has to convince federal antitrust authorities, who will take a close look at whether this merger would threaten competition and make things worse for consumers. But in a rapidly changing media and political landscape, answering that question is harder than ever.

Adam Allington

Retail broker TD Ameritrade has announced it’s buying competitor Scottrade in a $4 billion deal, hoping to shore up the low-cost stock trading industry as it deals with declining revenue and growth. Online brokerages helped popularize trading for the masses in the 90s, but now they’re under pressure as investors move to more passive investing such as index fund trackers.

Tom Hayden, a radical activist and advocate for progressive causes, died Sunday at the age of 76.

In the early 1960s, Hayden was a freedom rider in the South and a community organizer in Newark. He was a civil rights activist who became famous for his anti-war efforts and made several high-profile (and later controversial) trips to Vietnam. He was a founding member of the Students for a Democratic Society and wrote the first draft of the influential activist group's manifesto, the Port Huron Statement.

Marketplace for Monday, October 24, 2016

Oct 24, 2016
Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar

It's a big day for mergers and acquisitions: We're looking at whether the massive AT&T/Time Warner deal could get approval, plus TD Ameritrade's $4 billion Scottrade deal. Plus: ten years of Taylor Swift and a conversation with the CEO of YouTube.

From the outset, Democrats needed a very big-wave election to get to the 30 seats they need to win back control of the House. Then, a video of Donald Trump surfaced showing the GOP nominee making lewd comments, and later multiple women accused him of groping them. That left some wondering if these scandals could trigger that wave.

But that simply hasn't happened.