Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday June 18, 2014

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A report identifies colleges where most students drop out, and many of those have so much debt they're unable to repay it. For-profit colleges are prominent, but there are “regular” colleges too. Then, we talk to Fortune Magazine’s Allan Sloan about tobacco bonds and how they are impacting the tax payers of New Jersey. After, we talk to CEO and Founder of the Grommet, Jules Pieri, about the inaugural Maker Faire that President Obama is hosting at the White House tomorrow to encourage people to support the maker movement.

The ‘Maker Movement’ heads to Washington

A trade fair at the White House recognizes the growing 'maker movement' in the U.S.
Posted In: Maker Studios
Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen Testifies Before Joint Economic Committee Hearing

PODCAST: Guardians of interest rates

What to expect from Chair Yellen's press conference, the amazon phone, and the 'maker movement'

Meet New Jersey’s tobacco bonds

Why a deal to cash out their tobacco settlement might cost New Jersey
Posted In: tobacco, bonds, new jersey
Graduates

Report finds low graduation rates, but high federal aid

A report identifies colleges where most students drop out, many drowning in debt.
Posted In: college, graduation, for-profit colleges

Fed grapples with rising prices and slow growth

Questions on stimulus and interest rates are subject of Federal Reserve meeting.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, stimulus

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Social Insecurity
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Everyday a Dream
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Finally Moving
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