Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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The Obama administration is reportedly exploring new guidance this week that allows insurers to continue offering non-ACA-compliant health plans.  This temporary fix helps avoid a wave of plan cancellations set to come right before midterm elections. How many people will this affect?  Is this purely political, or would some really become uninsured if they weren’t allowed to keep their old plans? And as a revamped SAT test is unveiled, we look at the battle between the SAT and the ACT, which is getting more heated every year. 

Congress votes to reduce flood-insurance rates—that they raised

In 2012, Congress updated the National Flood Insurance Program, to reflect higher risks and costs. Now, it wants do-overs.
Posted In: federal flood insurance, storms

PODCAST: Another ACA delay

The makers of the SAT have a new college admissions test. And Americans are drinking less and less orange juice.
Posted In: ACA, orange juice, SAT, Test Prep

Why China is lowering the bar on its growth

China chases 7.5 percent economic growth, less pollution, and Internet banking.
Posted In: China, National People's Congress

Abandoning orange juice

Americans are drinking 40 percent less orange juice.
Posted In: orange juice

Another delay for the Affordable Care Act?

What happens if the implementation of healthcare reform is pushed back again?
Posted In: ACA, Obamacare

SAT vs. ACT: The battle

The firm that administers the SAT is under competitive pressure from other standardized tests.
Posted In: standardized tests, SAT, ACT

African-American students study up on entrepreneurship

High unemployment among African American teens lead many to look into entrepreneurship.
Posted In: youth unemployment, Entrepreneurship

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I Heart Huckabees (Score)
Jon Brion
Tight Times
Jimmy McGriff
Hold On (Instrumental)
Holy Ghost!
Surfin'
Ernest Ranglin
3 Plus 4
El Ten Eleven

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