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Andy Uhler

Puerto Rico is one step closer to figuring out what to do about its outstanding debt and addressing its decadelong recession. The U.S.

D Gorenstein

Let’s face it: When it comes to products most of us buy, health insurance is one of the least popular.

And new survey results from the Kaiser Family Foundation out Friday morning find that sentiment reaching new lows.

Kaiser’s Larry Levitt said it makes perfect sense why consumers are feeling cranky about their coverage. 

“People are paying more, and in many cases getting less,” he said.

Emma Jacobs

It’s practically the American stereotype of France — a Parisian sitting at a round sidewalk table out in front of a bar with a drink and, of course, a cigarette.

In this case, the Parisian is Ibrahim Kalic, a 26-year-old student, whose shiny blue box of Camels plastered with health advisories will soon become an ugly beige, along with every other carton for sale in France.

Marketplace Tech for Friday, May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016

On today's show, we're coming to you from the music, art and technology festival Moogfest in Durham, North Carolina. We'll talk about Google's I/O developer conference, where the company has announced its plans to tackle everything from messaging services to home assistants; listen to the complexity of video game music; and play this week's Silicon Tally with Pierce Freelon, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about a meeting between central bankers and finance ministers from the G7 countries that precedes next week's G7 summit. We'll also interview the CEO of AMC Networks, Josh Sapan, about AMC's  new SundanceNow Doc Club.

Young people want meals that are quick — and also fresh and healthful and interesting.

But can they get all of that for less than five bucks?

Three weeks ago, Youth Radio and NPR asked you to send in pictures of the best meals you can purchase for five bucks or less.

Based on the submissions to the #5dollarchallenge, we're happy to report that a Lincoln can indeed buy quite a lot of deliciousness.

We're facing a kind of food revolution, and my generation is driving it.

Not so long ago, when fast-food giants reigned supreme, takeout meant cheap, quick, greasy meals. But a recent Goldman Sachs report found that people under 35 are now demanding food that's fresh and healthful — as well as fast.

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Later this week, in hundreds of cities around the globe, from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, to Lancaster, Pa., protesters will "March Against Monsanto." Will they still march if there's no Monsanto?

"60 Minutes" mainstay Morley Safer dead at 84

May 19, 2016
Kai Ryssdal

Longtime CBS News correspondent Morley Safer died Thursday morning.

When I say long time, I mean 52 years — 46 of them at "60 Minutes."

He talked to just about everyone about just about everything, including Bernie Madoff's wife Ruth, after the former was sentenced to 150 years in prison for running the bigggest Ponzi scheme ever. Check out that tape above.

I used to watch him every Sunday night when I was a kid.

U.S. officials have charged the former chairman of Dean Foods with passing inside information to Las Vegas sports bettor Billy Walters, in a case that also involves professional golfer Phil Mickelson.

Prosecutors say that between 2008 and 2014, Thomas Davis gave Walters information about the financial performance of his company that had not been made public.

In exchange, Davis received business opportunities, investment capital and $1 million in unpaid loans, according to court documents.

Morley Safer, who reported from around the world for nearly five decades on the newsmagazine 60 Minutes, has died. He was 84.

Safer was the longest-serving correspondent on the show, and had just announced his retirement last week during a special that recapped his career.

Here's how CBS News describes his work:

Dispatch, Ep 16: The problem with Google

May 19, 2016
Molly Wood

Here's the thing about Google. As a company made up of people who inevitably form a complex organism that takes on a personality derived from its leadership, mission and hiring choices, it does not get product.

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