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Airing on Tuesday, October 6, 2015: On today's show, we'll talk about why China is absent from the Trans-Pacific Partnership; hockey's economic drama; and a look at whether other fast food restaurants will follow McDonald's lead by serving breakfast all day.

Annie Baxter

As McDonald’s launches a limited all-day breakfast menu, it remains to be seen whether other fast-food restaurants will follow suit.

“Many of McDonald's customers and other fast-food customers have been asking for the ability to get breakfast all day long, or at least beyond 10:30,” says Bonnie Riggs, restaurant industry analyst with the NPD Group.

Riggs says sales of breakfast food were strong even during the recession, and restaurants that offer it stand to see growth.

Canadian hockey teams slammed by strong U.S. dollar

13 hours ago
Mark Garrison

As the NHL season starts Wednesday, economic drama off the ice presents a challenge for the whole league, particularly Canadian teams. Low oil prices are helping drive Canada’s dollar down around 30 percent from its five-year highs against the U.S. dollar. That means big trouble for hockey, with its large Canadian presence.

Player contracts and the league’s salary cap are in American dollars. But hockey clubs located in Canada make money from ticket, food and beverage sales to fans paying Canadian dollars - leaving them financially squeezed.

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, October 6, 2015

13 hours ago

Airing on Tuesday, October 6, 2015: On today's show, we'll talk about Microsoft's newest phones; news that Jack Dorsey will serve as Twitter CEO; and a possible bus strike in San Francisco.

Why China won't be joining the TPP...for now

13 hours ago
Rob Schmitz

One glaring absence from the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal? China. The world’s second-largest economy has quietly watched the final negotiations from the sidelines, neglecting to be involved for a variety of reasons, including one that President Obama more than hinted at when announcing the deal: “When more than 95 percent of our potential customers live outside our borders, we can't let countries like China write the rules of the global economy.”

Raising the minimum wage puts a city at odds with lawmakers

13 hours ago
James M. Rosenbaum

Bettie Douglas could barely contain her excitement when St. Louis raised its minimum wage. Dressed in her black McDonald’s uniform, Douglas crammed into St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay’s office earlier this year after the St. Louis Board of Aldermen approved legislation raising the city’s minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2018.

In the long run, fast food beat out Pepsi

13 hours ago
Amy Scott

Joining the parade of third-quarter earnings announcements Tuesday are two companies that used to be one. 18 years ago, PepsiCo Inc. spun off its restaurant business, which included the chains Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC. 

Pepsi’s stock has more than doubled since the split, according to Bloomberg Business. Shares of the company that became Yum! Brands have grown more than 10-fold.

Tony Wagner

On Monday, Twitter picked a CEO after a lot of hand-wringing and American Apparel filed for bankruptcy protection after several close calls and an ousted founder.

That got us thinking about Jack Dorsey (the aforementioned Twitter CEO) and Dov Charney (the aforementioned fired head of American Apparel).

Putting a price on healthcare

Oct 5, 2015
Kai Ryssdal

A recent New York Times article chronicled one Utah hospital's attempts to measure the costs of the treatment it provides to the community. Dr. Vivian Lee is the CEO of University of Utah Healthcare, and Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talked to her about the initiative. 

On figuring out costs: 

The tough road from Bhutan refugee camp to the US

Oct 5, 2015
Lane Wallace

When Tara Dhungana was about to start sixth grade in Bhutan, his family took what he thought was a trip. 

“When we left the country, my parents were saying we would come back a few weeks after,” he said.

They packed a few bags and left their animals in the yard, vegetables still growing in the garden. They arrived in a refugee camp in eastern Nepal, and Dhungana spent the remainder of his childhood there.

“You don’t know what tomorrow has for you,” Dhungana said. “It’s always dark, right? Tomorrow is always dark.”