Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Fees, glorious fees

David Brancaccio Jun 23, 2015
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Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Fees, glorious fees

David Brancaccio Jun 23, 2015
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2015 is the year bonds have been convulsing around the world. More on that. Plus, Fees to check bags, change tickets, cancel flights – airlines now charge their customers a raft of fees for all sorts of things. We take a closer look at the exponential growth of airline fees. Plus, if there is one (unqualified) success story from the Empowerment Zone in Baltimore, it might be a small but vigorous job-training program started by the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in conjunction with Johns Hopkins. At present, it has sent nearly 400 men and women into middle-skill, often middle-class lab jobs – and it stands as one of the few lasting programs to survive the end of the federal funding period. 

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