Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday April 24, 2014

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Tavern On The Green
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General Motors is out with its quarterly earnings -- its first report since a February recall over faulty ignition switches. Earlier this week, the automaker said it would restructure its engineering division and add new safety investigators. We look at the other hirings and firings that are expected in the wake of the recall. Plus, an iconic New York restaurant in Central Park reopens tomorrow after being closed for four years. Tavern on the Green had a long history as a famous event space - but was beset by financial problems before its closure. The new owners want to put its 'tourist trap' days behind them. 

PODCAST: The secrets behind college wait lists

This morning brought a bit of a reversal fortune for tech companies that have been getting pummeled in recent weeks. The FCC is expected to introduce new rules today that will allow broadband providers to charge companies for faster internet service. Colleges are growing their wait lists and using them in some surprising ways.

Is the FCC neutering Net Neutrality?

The Federal Communication Commission is expected to introduce new rules today that will allow broadband providers to charge companies for faster internet service.
Posted In: net neutrality

More work study, less financial aid?

Should the government encourage more college students to enter work study programs rather than apply for large financial aid packages?
Posted In: financial aid, college, student loans
Genera Motors headquarters

The post-recall GM: What's it look like?

GM has replaced some senior executives and established a new engineering division devoted to safety and quality.
Posted In: GM, Auto, Detroit
Tavern On The Green

The business of tourist traps

The iconic New York restaurant Tavern on the Green is reopening Thursday under new ownership after being shut down for years.
Posted In: tourist traps, Tavern on the Green

Sharing is caring: a collaborative commons economy

With Airbnb defending its sharing economy, some believe the site's model is a sign of things to come.
Posted In: airbnb

Waitlisted for college? Here's why

Colleges are growing their wait lists and using them in some surprising ways.
Posted In: Admissions, Wait List, student loan

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