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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 17, 2014
Feb 17, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 17, 2014

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It’s the fifth anniversary of President Obama’s signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The stimulus was supposed to create 3.5 million new jobs. Five years on, we run the numbers on how successful the program was at reaching that goal. Also, the Affordable Care Act continues to encounter traction issues. One big problem: the administration’s apparent failure to connect meaningfully with minorities. Later: Snow's the word in much of the country. But so's the word drought. In Texas and the far west the rain has been sparse for almost two years. Marketplace's Adriene Hill looks at how we value the water we have.

 

Segments From this episode

Drought or not, how should we value water?

Feb 17, 2014
The deep California drought is a reminder that water isn’t an infinite resource.

Affordable Care Act needs traction with minorities

Feb 17, 2014
The Affordable Care Act continues to encounter traction issues. One big problem: the administration’s apparent failure to connect meaningfully with minorities
Supporters of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) march in the 29th annual Kingdom Day Parade on January 20, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
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Stimulus past: Are we recovered and reinvested?

Feb 17, 2014
It’s the fifth anniversary of President Obama’s signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The economics of a bad winter

Feb 17, 2014
A business opportunity for firms that make de-icer with everything from the remnants of rum to beet juice.

Auto union regroups after defeat in Tennessee vote

Feb 17, 2014
The autoworker's union in the wake of the Tennessee vote.

Japan's stimulus efforts come up short

Feb 17, 2014
Economic stimulus is the talk of Japan, but the latest numbers suggest there's not much to show for it.

PODCAST: Tennessee car workers reject union

Feb 17, 2014
Stimulus woes in Japan put a hamper on the country's recovery. And taking a look at how we value water.

It’s the fifth anniversary of President Obama’s signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The stimulus was supposed to create 3.5 million new jobs. Five years on, we run the numbers on how successful the program was at reaching that goal. Also, the Affordable Care Act continues to encounter traction issues. One big problem: the administration’s apparent failure to connect meaningfully with minorities. Later: Snow’s the word in much of the country. But so’s the word drought. In Texas and the far west the rain has been sparse for almost two years. Marketplace’s Adriene Hill looks at how we value the water we have.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC