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Panama tries to shake off "Panama Papers" brand

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David Brancaccio, Katie Long and Justin Ho

Panama has just opened a new, wider canal, but less cause for celebration is another feature of the Panama brand: its reputation as a go-to spot for hiding money.

Trump draws an usual critic of GOP candidates

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Tracey Samuelson

Donald Trump may have the delegates to win the Republican nomination, but he has drawn the criticism of a traditional GOP supporter – the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The two have very different positions when it comes to trade, which has turned into public sparring in recent days.

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 1, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about investors being unafraid to lend money to the British government; potentially lower rates in the U.K.; and resentment from Panamanians over the "Panama Papers" leak. 

Marketplace Tech for Friday, July 1, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about a program that will track the movements of Uber drivers with the aim of trying to increase safety and efficiency; play this week's Silicon Tally with Shane Frykholm, one of the founding engineers of the job-search startup Jobr; and look at the sweet, crowd-sourced name of Google's latest operating system. 

 

The numbers fluctuate by state, but they also double the findings from a decade ago: An estimated 1.4 million people – around 0.6 percent of U.S. adults — identify as transgender, according to a new study.

The fatal crash of a Tesla Model S car that was in autopilot mode when it collided with a truck on a Florida highway last month is prompting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to open a preliminary evaluation of the automatic driving feature.

"This is the first known fatality in just over 130 million miles where Autopilot was activated," Tesla says in a blog post announcing the NHTSA plan. "Among all vehicles in the US, there is a fatality every 94 million miles."

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Vice President Joe Biden is confident that Bernie Sanders is going to endorse Hillary Clinton and that the Democratic party will unify.

"Oh, I've talked to Bernie, Bernie's going to endorse her, this is going to work out," Biden said in an interview with Rachel Martin, host of NPR's Weekend Edition. "The Democrats are coalescing even before this occurs."

Sanders was asked about Biden's comment in an interview with MSNBC on Thursday evening and said he wasn't quite ready to endorse Clinton.

Instead of the Arizona Wildcats claiming their second championship in five years, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers broke through to win their school's first national title, holding on for a 4-3 win in the decisive Game 3 of the 2016 College World Series.

A national championship is a big deal for any college; this one is huge for Coastal Carolina, a school in Conway, S.C., that reported total enrollment of 10,263 students (graduate and undergraduate) when classes started last fall. By contrast, Arizona reported having 43,088 students.

Donald Trump had an awkward exchange Thursday at a New Hampshire event when a woman asked him why the U.S. isn't putting veterans on the border or at TSA instead of these "heebeejabis they wear at TSA." It was an apparent reference to Muslim employees who wear hijabs, or head coverings.

How many times last year did police pull a Taser on suspects nationwide?

Just like the total number of people shot by police, no one knows for sure.

Connecticut is the first state to require police to fill out a form for every time they pull a Taser. And it just released the first-ever statewide report on how police use them.

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