Marketplace Morning Report for Friday January 9, 2015
Jan 9, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday January 9, 2015

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Airing Friday, January 9, 2015: First up on today's show, we'll have a look ahead to the jobs report coming later this morning. Plus, in Education Week’s annual “Quality Counts” report on the state of public education, the country as a whole gets a D-plus on early childhood education. What does it mean for our society and economy to be doing such a bad job of preparing kids for school? And you may be aware that New York is infamous for its tiny, scurrying rats. But what about their giant, inflatable brethren? We look at the business behind Scabby, the union rat.

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A D+ for early education

Jan 9, 2015
Less than half of preschool-age kids attend, says Education Week's annual report on education

Holding a cellphone for $1 a day

Jan 9, 2015
Lifting the ban on cellphones in schools hurts a number of small businesses.

New York's most famous rat

Jan 9, 2015
The inflatable eyesore that's also a trademarked bestseller.

PODCAST: Cellphones in schools

Jan 9, 2015
The December jobs report, cell phones in NYC schools, and a wrap up of CES for 2015.

Airing Friday, January 9, 2015: First up on today’s show, we’ll have a look ahead to the jobs report coming later this morning. Plus, in Education Week’s annual “Quality Counts” report on the state of public education, the country as a whole gets a D-plus on early childhood education. What does it mean for our society and economy to be doing such a bad job of preparing kids for school? And you may be aware that New York is infamous for its tiny, scurrying rats. But what about their giant, inflatable brethren? We look at the business behind Scabby, the union rat.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC