Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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What's causing global stock markets to approach new records? Starting this summer, for the first time since 1856, you won't be able to trade wheat in Kansas City. In 2011, borrowers defaulted on almost a billion dollars in Perkins loans, federal loans for the lowest-income students, and now some schools are going to court to get their money. And finally, Hasbro will announce which one its famous Monopoly tokens it plans to retire.
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Posted In: stocks, bonds, economic growth
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Posted In: Education, higher education, student loans
Yale and other universities are suing graduates who did not pay back Perkins low-income student loans because the funds for new loans come from former students paying back their debts.