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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 27, 2015
Apr 27, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 27, 2015

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Airing on Monday, April 27, 2015: First up, the once powerful leader of one of the controlling clans at the German automaker Volkswagen has resigned after provoking then losing a power struggle. More on that. Plus, insurance rates for vehicles vary widely from state to state, a new survey shows. We look at state regulations and other factors that explain the differences. And you know when you go to your Uncle Freddie and ask to borrow money? You know, instead of putting on a tie and going to plead at a bank? Renaud Laplanche is CEO of a San Francisco-based company called Lending Club where Uncle Freddie types with money to lend can mix and match with people who need money. We talk to Mr. Laplanche to figure out just how it works.

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The situation in Nepal

Apr 27, 2015
A report from on the ground in Kathmandu.

Nuclear renaissance ebbs at largest public utility

Apr 27, 2015
The Tennessee Valley Authority is scaling back its plans for more nuclear power.

Why car insurance rates vary wildly by state

Apr 27, 2015
States with lots of lawsuits tend to have higher insurance rates.

The essential role of surgery

Apr 27, 2015
A lack of adequate surgical care resulted in a nearly 17 million deaths in 2010.

PODCAST: Aid in Nepal

Apr 27, 2015
An update on aid in Nepal, a look at retirement plans for veterans, and changes to the TVA.

Airing on Monday, April 27, 2015: First up, the once powerful leader of one of the controlling clans at the German automaker Volkswagen has resigned after provoking then losing a power struggle. More on that. Plus, insurance rates for vehicles vary widely from state to state, a new survey shows. We look at state regulations and other factors that explain the differences. And you know when you go to your Uncle Freddie and ask to borrow money? You know, instead of putting on a tie and going to plead at a bank? Renaud Laplanche is CEO of a San Francisco-based company called Lending Club where Uncle Freddie types with money to lend can mix and match with people who need money. We talk to Mr. Laplanche to figure out just how it works.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC