Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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The company that makes the iPhone, iPad, Kindle and a host of other electronics is beefing up its union. Foxconn has been under pressure to improve worker pay and conditions and announced this week that it is enhancing its labor union. The maker of the video game Grand Theft Auto reports earnings today. And finally, he ran the University of Minnesota, the University of Texas, and since 2008, he's been the President of the University of California. Mark Yudof joins us to discuss higher education, online learning, and his legacy.
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Posted In: higher education, california
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Posted In: Tech, Obama
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