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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 17, 2015
Apr 17, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 17, 2015

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Airing on Friday, April 17, 2015: With support from the Obama Administration, lawmakers in Congress have introduced a bill to streamline approval of a sweeping trade treaty. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is advertised as liberalizing trade with the US and Canada, Mexico and Chile on this side of the ocean and Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Singapore on the other. Trans-Pacific negotiations have been proceeding in secret. Next, the promise of America has always been the chance to move up, regardless of where you come from. While statistics show that too often the circumstances of parents dictate the later circumstances of their children, the goal of economic mobility remains an crucial one. And one of the things that stands out as really helpful for mobility is called "social capital." 

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Oil layoffs start at wellheads and work their way up

Apr 17, 2015
Unemployment claims have doubled in Texas as the oil industry sheds workers.

What makes economic mobility possible

Apr 17, 2015
"Social Capital" is one key factor influencing economic mobility.

At Coachella, fashion steals some of the limelight

Apr 17, 2015
For many festival-goers, what they wear is almost as important as what they hear.

Ivy League schools key into online courses

Apr 17, 2015
Accreditors deny Yale University's plan to offer a master's degree program online.

PODCAST: Fashion at Coachella

Apr 17, 2015
As this week comes to an end, we have a consensus that the fed will not raise the cost of borrowing in June anymore. But then came some inflation data today. For more on that, we consult Christopher Low, chief economist at FTN Financial in New York. Next, Yale University’s med school is weighing its next move […]

Airing on Friday, April 17, 2015: With support from the Obama Administration, lawmakers in Congress have introduced a bill to streamline approval of a sweeping trade treaty. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is advertised as liberalizing trade with the US and Canada, Mexico and Chile on this side of the ocean and Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Singapore on the other. Trans-Pacific negotiations have been proceeding in secret. Next, the promise of America has always been the chance to move up, regardless of where you come from. While statistics show that too often the circumstances of parents dictate the later circumstances of their children, the goal of economic mobility remains an crucial one. And one of the things that stands out as really helpful for mobility is called “social capital.” 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC