Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 14, 2014

We take stock of the privatization of U.S. space ambitions, and the business opportunity this presents entrepreneurs. Plus, as states that have adopted the Common Core curriculum have chosen one of two new assessments to test the skills students will be required to learn, we examine how important is it that testing goes well. Also, last month’s farm bill promised to cut 8.6 billion dollars out of SNAP – formerly known as food stamps -- over the next decade by restricting a practice known as “heat and eat." Now at least six states are getting around SNAP cuts by tweaking their “heat and eat” programs. Last of all, a look at the takeover of The Corcoran Gallery of Art, DC’s oldest private art museum, and its art college by the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University.  

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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.