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Nike's future concerns analysts

Sep 27, 2016
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D Gorenstein

Caution and low expectations: that’s how several analysts are talking about Nike before the company comes out with its first quarter earnings report later today.

Athletic footwear is a $35 billion industry, and as our taste in footwear changes, Wall Street expects earnings to be down for the shoe king.

Marketplace for Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sep 27, 2016
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Sabri Ben-Achour

Pundits have had their say about who won the first presidential debate, and it's too early to tell what the public thinks, but what about markets? Then, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump say we need to bring back manufacturing jobs in the U.S. But Is it worth it? We went to Rochester, New York to find out. Plus, an interview with National Geographic's editor-in-chief and Elon Musk's plan to colonize mars.

On today's show, we'll talk about the financial markets' reaction to last night's presidential debate; Trump's most common rhetorical moves; and a look at how successful the Transportation Security Administration has been since its creation 15 years ago. 

Radio Diaries, along with Project &, combed through the recordings author Studs Terkel made for his bestselling book, Working. Terkel traveled the country in the 1970s with a tape recorder, interviewing regular people about what they did for a living. Here, Lovin' Al Pommier, tells Terkel about being a parking lot attendant in Chicago.

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A panel of judges Tuesday is hearing a case that could change the future of the power industry.

The D.C. Circuit is hearing an appeal of the Clean Power Plan, an Obama administration rule that would restrict carbon emissions from coal- and gas-fired power plants.

Global markets react to first presidential debate

Sep 27, 2016
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Marketplace staff

Financial markets around the world reacted to last night’s presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, with some adjustments to views of the upcoming U.S. election.

In currency markets, traders are taking the view that Trump is now less likely to win. The Canadian dollar and the Mexican peso spiked up. In the case of the peso, it went up about 2 percent in morning trading, the biggest gain in seven months.

For the past couple of decades, night owls with the munchies have flocked to a certain street in Beijing that is packed with all-night restaurants. The sidewalks are jammed with cars and have a perpetual patina of rancid-smelling cooking oil.

One of the trendier restaurants on the block is called A Very Long Time Ago. The decor is upscale Paleolithic, with silhouettes of cavemen traipsing across the walls. The clientele is not so fossilized. They're mostly 20-somethings who roast skewers of food over hot coals.

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Mariam Baksh

There was lots of hype beforehand about how last night’s presidential debate could be among the most-watched in history, and a money maker for the networks showing it.

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Kim Adams

One of the many testy exchanges of the first 2016 presidential debate came on the topic of trade. Republican nominee Donald Trump accused his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, of supporting the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the massive trade deal covering a dozen Pacific Rim countries.

Clinton has distanced herself from the deal throughout this campaign, and did so again last night.

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Eilis O'Neill

Paul and Maureen Knapp are fourth-generation dairy farmers in upstate New York.  For years, they struggled to make ends meet.

Maureen Knapp recalls thinking, “We don’t know if we can pay the help or, you know, pay the machinery bill.”

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David Brancaccio

Despite some modest progress in the last few years, women are still underrepresented in the workplace, according to a new joint study from the nonprofit Lean In and the consulting firm McKinsey & Co.

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sep 27, 2016
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Marketplace

On today's show, we'll talk about the New York Times' new Political Ad Tracker, a tool that will allow you to send metadata about political ads you encounter on Facebook; optimism over Twitter's recent livestreaming deals; and Adobe's creation of the Digital Price Index. 

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Marketplace

On today's show, we'll look back at last night's presidential debate, which included mentions of Hillary Clinton's email controversy and Trump's tax returns; where Clinton stands on trade deals; and a study that finds women lag behind men when it comes to getting promotions. 

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton went head to head Monday night in the first presidential debate.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, live annotated the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are underlined in yellow, followed by context and fact check.

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