Mar 11, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 11, 2016

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Airing on Friday, March 11, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about who billionaires are supporting for president; and we'll have a check-in from Sendai, Japan, five years after the tsunami.

Segments From this episode

Five years later, Japanese city still dealing with loss

Mar 11, 2016
Sendai is still picking up from Japan's worst earthquake and tsunami on record.
A house from the surrounding neighborhood lays upside down on the edge of Nakano Elementary's pool in the days after a tsunami destroyed the surrounding neighborhood, killing more than a thousand people in the city of Sendai.
Rob Schmitz/Marketplace

AmEx high-end cards under pressure

Mar 11, 2016
As profits plummet, the company faces intense competition for affluent customers.
Members of the American Express black card enjoy perks like The Centurion Suite at the Barclays Center in New York City. 
Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for American Express

Hedge fund managers spend it up for candidates

Mar 11, 2016
Ted Cruz and Hilary Clinton are the top recipients of hedge-fund campaign dollars.
Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, who is one of the top recipients of hedge-fund campaign dollars.
Richard Ellis/Getty Images

U.S. expands foreign STEM grad job training program

Mar 11, 2016
A new DHS rule extends the window for for foreign STEM grads' on-the-job training.
A new DHS rule extends the window for for foreign STEM grads' on-the-job training.
Darren Hauck/Getty Images

Lights out for daylight savings

Mar 11, 2016
Economic stimulus, STEM students, and daylight savings.

Airing on Friday, March 11, 2016: On today’s show, we’ll talk about who billionaires are supporting for president; and we’ll have a check-in from Sendai, Japan, five years after the tsunami.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC