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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 1, 2016
Apr 1, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 1, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about changes to the food stamp program that could result in a loss of benefits for thousands; a teachers' walkout in Chicago over financial troubles in the city's public school system; and one man's analysis on how the Marriott-Starwood merger will affect frequent travelers.

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Changes to food stamp program could cause up to 1 million Americans to lose benefits

Apr 1, 2016
For the first time since the recession, a time limit on benefits for certain adults will be returning.
In New York state alone, up to 45,000 residents could lose their food assistance benefits.
Stephen Chernin/Getty Images

How Marriott buying Starwood affects frequent travelers

Apr 1, 2016
A hotel merger is tricky business, as is knowing what will happen to your loyalty points after the fact.
Mark redeemed 12,000 Starwood points per night for his 2014 stay at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa. Today, the same hotel requires 20,000 Starwood points per night.
Courtesy of Mark Orlowski

Chicago teachers stage one-day walkout

Apr 1, 2016
"Effectively, the district is bankrupt," said one former Chicago schools chief.
Lincoln Park High School in Chicago, Ill.
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Georgia school focuses on skills local employers say they need

Apr 1, 2016
The school wants kids in high-skill, high-demand and high-pay jobs.
The shop room for automotive classes at Carroll County College and Career Academy.
Molly Samuel

Unveiling the new Tesla

Apr 1, 2016
The March jobs report, food stamps, and Tesla's Model 3.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about changes to the food stamp program that could result in a loss of benefits for thousands; a teachers’ walkout in Chicago over financial troubles in the city’s public school system; and one man’s analysis on how the Marriott-Starwood merger will affect frequent travelers.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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