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Episode 139: When student athletes play hard, who gets paid?

Nov 12, 2019

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Victoria Craig

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Victoria Craig is the producer of Marketplace Morning Report’s global edition, and senior broadcast journalist at the BBC World Service in London. She reports on a range of issues impacting global business and the economy, with a particular interest in emerging markets and retail. Victoria graduated from the University of Missouri (go Tigers!) with a degree in broadcast journalism. Before moving to the UK in 2017, she covered Wall Street, reporting for five years on US stocks and the economy from New York City. When she’s not in front of the microphone, you can find Victoria baking or curling up with a good book at home, hiking in the English countryside, or travelling through her new European playground.

Latest Stories from Victoria (26)

What does London's Lord Mayor actually do?

by Victoria Craig Nov 8, 2019
The 692nd global ambassador for the City of London takes office during a silent ceremony today.
London's 692nd Lord Mayor rehearses in his ceremonial carriage.
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The berry that can grow in winter

by Victoria Craig Nov 6, 2019
A group of UK fruit growers and scientists have found a way to grow raspberries, a summer fruit, well into November.
The Malling Berry has been engineered by a consortium of European scientists and growers
Photo courtesy of WB Chambers

Will private funds fuel the next space race?

by Victoria Craig Oct 22, 2019
Indian space entrepreneur Susmita Mohanty talks about the future of private space exploration ahead of 70th annual International Astronautical Conference.
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A new wave of ATMs is accepting bill payments and dispensing concert tickets

by Victoria Craig Oct 10, 2019
The embattled ATM is gaining additional functions in order to survive.
In this photo illustration a woman uses a cashpoint ATM.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

What happens to Thomas Cook customers now?

by Victoria Craig Sep 24, 2019
The British government has repatriated about 8% of the 155,000 UK citizens who were abroad on vacations when the 178-year old travel-booking company went bust.
The service desk of British tour operator Thomas Cook is closed at Tegel airport in Berlin on Sept. 23, 2019.
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Thomas Cook: Travel's "old giant" was left behind

by Victoria Craig Sep 23, 2019
The world's oldest travel-booking company has gone bust, leaving workers and travelers in limbo.
An airport official holds information for Thomas Cook passengers at Manchester Airport in northern England on Monday after the company collapsed.
Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Reducing the climate impact of dirty diapers

by Victoria Craig Sep 20, 2019
U.K.-based company The Nappy Gurus is encouraging parents to use cloth diapers rather than disposable ones to reduce their environmental impact.
Cloth diapers on a clothesline.
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Will oil price spike lead to higher prices at the pump?

by Victoria Craig Sep 16, 2019
A look at what a drone strike on oil reserves in Saudi Arabia could mean for consumers.
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What exactly is happening with Brexit?

by Victoria Craig Aug 29, 2019
It’s been a big week for Brexit.  The queen gave the green light for the government, led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, to suspend parliament after members return from summer recess from early September until Oct. 14. That’s just two…
Pro-EU supporters protest outside the Houses of Parliament on Aug. 28, 2019 in London, England.
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Trump's Greenland interest throws mining into focus

by Victoria Craig Aug 22, 2019
Greenland might not be for sale, but it is open for business. And that could mean a boom for its mining industry.
Nuuk Harbour, Nuuk, the capital of Greenland.
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