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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 14, 2014
Mar 14, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 14, 2014

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We take stock of the privatization of U.S. space ambitions, and the business opportunity this presents entrepreneurs. Plus, as states that have adopted the Common Core curriculum have chosen one of two new assessments to test the skills students will be required to learn, we examine how important is it that testing goes well. Also, last month’s farm bill promised to cut 8.6 billion dollars out of SNAP – formerly known as food stamps -- over the next decade by restricting a practice known as “heat and eat." Now at least six states are getting around SNAP cuts by tweaking their “heat and eat” programs. Last of all, a look at the takeover of The Corcoran Gallery of Art, DC’s oldest private art museum, and its art college by the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University.

 

Segments From this episode

States change rules to avoid SNAP cuts

Mar 13, 2014
The Farm Bill tried to cut about $8 billion from the food stamps program.

Common Core tests get a trial run

Mar 14, 2014
Millions of students will take tests aligned with the new Common Core education standards.

PODCAST: Is BP back?

Mar 14, 2014
Beginning next week, BP will be allowed to bid on leases to drill for oil on government land.

Four ways to make money in space

Mar 14, 2014
NASA is increasingly reliant on contractors to get goods to and from space.

The Corcoran Gallery is philanthropy's latest failure

Mar 14, 2014
Can we trust the rich to fund our nation's cultural assets?

BP signs deal to get back in the game

Mar 14, 2014
By signing a new deal with the EPA, BP agrees to more oversight

We take stock of the privatization of U.S. space ambitions, and the business opportunity this presents entrepreneurs. Plus, as states that have adopted the Common Core curriculum have chosen one of two new assessments to test the skills students will be required to learn, we examine how important is it that testing goes well. Also, last month’s farm bill promised to cut 8.6 billion dollars out of SNAP – formerly known as food stamps — over the next decade by restricting a practice known as “heat and eat.” Now at least six states are getting around SNAP cuts by tweaking their “heat and eat” programs. Last of all, a look at the takeover of The Corcoran Gallery of Art, DC’s oldest private art museum, and its art college by the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC