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Marketplace Morning Report
Monday - Friday 5:50am and 7:50am
Steve Chiotakis and Jeremy Hobson
Marketplace Morning Report is the morning sister program from Marketplace. It's the morning business news "for the rest of us" in the time it takes you to drink your first cup of coffee.
Friday, March 7, 2014 3:00amHear from two job seekers about their struggles finding work after their unemployment benefits ran out. Plus, Slingbox goes to Mexico, and is selling for a lot more than it costs in the US. The Conservative Political Action Conference kicks off, but does a good appearance at CPAC yield lots of money down the line? Also, how companies that make year-end, lump-sum contributions to retirement plans save money, but can shave tens of thousands from employees’ retirement accounts.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 3:00amA look at the efforts on both sides of the Ukraine/Russia spat to cripple infrastructure and cause economic difficulty. Plus, there are millions and millions of Americans who don’t have enough credit history to generate a credit score. So what happens when someone wants to check their creditworthiness? We'll also quiz a first time homebuyer who’s been studying up on tax breaks offered to those looking to purchase a house. Also, we'll check in with Micahel Dell, CEO of Dell, whose buyout of his namesake company has been called one of the nastiest tech takeovers in history.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 4:58amThe Obama administration is reportedly exploring new guidance this week that allows insurers to continue offering non-ACA-compliant health plans. This temporary fix helps avoid a wave of plan cancellations set to come right before midterm elections. How many people will this affect? Is this purely political, or would some really become uninsured if they weren’t allowed to keep their old plans? And as a revamped SAT test is unveiled, we look at the battle between the SAT and the ACT, which is getting more heated every year.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 4:54amObama wants to get an additional $58 billion of education spending into the budget tomorrow. Republicans are strongly opposed. Plus: Sanctions might seem like one way the U.S. could pressure Russia on its Ukraine adventure, but the U.S. doesn’t have many business interests in Russia.
Monday, March 3, 2014 2:17amThe newly-installed Prime Minister of Ukraine said just now a military conflict in the country would ruin regional stabilty. He also says the new government has no intention of nationalizing private companies. However a key part of that country is now under the authority of the Russian military. And, Americans bought fewer cars than expected this winter, despite big incentive programs from manufacturers and retailers. So GM and Ford will extend offers through March. Plus, Puerto Rico will raise $3.5 billion via a bond issue next month. But Puerto Rico is $70 billion in debt, and the bond money will only keep the island afloat for a short period.