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Marketplace for Monday, November 30, 2015

5 hours ago

Considering China's currency for reserve status

15 hours ago
David Brancaccio

On today's show, we'll talk about why we need to keep an eye on the 10-year treasury yield; more on the IMF's decision on whether or not to include China's currency in its list of its official reserve currencies; and communities designed to help people with dementia.

How Minnesota's supporting people with Alzheimer's

16 hours ago
Catharine Richert

With the annual number of new cases of Alzheimer’s and dementia-related diseases expected to double by mid-century, Paynesville is among a handful of Minnesota towns striving to be dementia-friendly for its aging population.

Minnesota has a long tradition of taking the needs of the elderly seriously. In fact, Paynesville takes those needs so seriously, it greets visitors with a billboard announcing that it’s a dementia-friendly community. Programs offer shopping assistance at the local grocery store, education for first responders and training for local businesses.

Marketplace Tech for Monday, November 30, 2015

16 hours ago

Airing on Monday, November 30, 2015: On today's show, we'll talk about Cyber Monday sales; how consumers are using apps for shopping; and if innovation is outpacing regulation in the sharing economy.

Andy Uhler

Puerto Rican government officials don't think the commonwealth can make the payment of $354 million, because it needs the money to keep vital institutions like schools and government agencies running. 

Over the past year, Puerto Rico has been no stranger to dealing with creditors. The island defaulted on a debt payment of almost $60 million in August. That marked the first default in the island's history. That was bad. Ted Hampton, Credit Officer at Moody's, said missing this deadline could be worse. 


Airing on Monday, November 30, 2015: On today's show, we'll talk about the big climate change conference in Paris; and a visit to a props house in Hollywood, which is trying to attract films back to California.

New life for a Hollywood prop house

16 hours ago
Adrienne Hill

Louisiana, Georgia, New York, and Canada have, in recent years, grabbed a lot of film and television production that was once done in the Los Angeles area.

But, California is fighting back. The state tripled its tax incentives in an effort to help keep the work. It's offering millions to shows to come back to Hollywood, and millions to big budget films.

And the money seems to be paying off.

We recently toured 20th Century Props, a Southern California prop house that recently reopened its doors. 

New York City menus get salted with sodium symbols

16 hours ago
Marketplace staff


That's the recommended daily limit of milligrams of sodium a person should ingest. And starting Monday, New York City restaurants will be required to display a special symbol next to dishes that have more than that amount. As the Associated Press reports, it's estimated that the new rule applies to 10 percent of items at chain restaurants with at least 15 outlets nationwide.

$354 million

Paris conference could be turning point, says Obama

16 hours ago
Marketplace staff

From our partners at the BBC:

President Barack Obama has said the UN climate conference in Paris could be a "turning point" in global efforts to limit future temperature rises.

Negotiators from 195 countries will try to reach a deal within two weeks aimed at reducing global carbon emissions and limiting global warming to 2C (3.6F).

Leaders from 147 nations are addressing the meeting, known as COP21.

Viewmaster goes VR

Nov 27, 2015
Molly Wood

This Black Friday, everything old is new again.

Remember the Mattel Viewmaster from your childhood?

You'd put those round little picture reels in it, and click through to see 3-D images of animals and the pyramids in Egypt and all sorts of cool places and things. It debuted in 1939, at the World's Fair, and you could argue it was kind of a very early virtual reality viewer.