Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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The World Economic Forum, the winter gathering of the powerful kicks off today in the Alpine town of Davos, Switzerland. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will give the keynote address later today. And, Marketplace Morning Report checks inwith critic Blake Gopnik about intersections between art and the marketplace. And something shiny on display in New York has caught his attention. 

PODCAST: Optimism at Davos

The World Economic Forum kicks off today in the Alpine town of Davos, Switzerland. 95 percent of people who enroll in massive open online courses, or MOOCs, drop out. And, a recent study shows one in 10 job applicants have been rejected because something turned up in their credit history.

New report shows few finish free online courses

College courses with a 95 percent dropout rate would trigger alarm bells at most universities, but researchers at Harvard University and MIT says that’s potentially fine, at least in the case of some massive open online courses, or MOOCs.
Posted In: harvard, moocs

The Netflix 'State of the Union'

Netflix announces earnings today, and expectations are high.
Posted In: netflix

When your bad credit keeps you from getting a job

A recent study shows one in 10 job applicants have been rejected because something turned up in their credit history.
Posted In: credit report, unemployement

Who says liberal arts majors can't make a good living?

A group of colleges and universities have launched a campaign on behalf of the liberal arts and the earnings potential of people who major in them.
Posted In: liberal arts

Is our culture too obsessed with the tastes of the mega rich?

An exhibition of work by the jeweler JAR at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has one art critic asking if our culture is too dominated by the 0.1 percent.
Posted In: art, jewelry

A bright new day at the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum, the winter gathering of the powerful, kicks off today in the Alpine town of Davos, Switzerland.
Posted In: World Economic Forum, Davos, Shinzo Abe

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