Jul 11, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 11, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about the $4 billion sale of the Ultimate Fighting Championship; which colleges provide the best return on investment; and the story of one couple in Baltimore trying to make the shift from welfare to work.

Segments From this episode

20 years after welfare reform, one couple's story

Jul 11, 2016
A free training program prepares people in Baltimore for auto repair jobs.
Danielle Slater, 30, and her husband Alexander Slater, 31, are students in a new automotive technician training program in Baltimore.
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Hotels and online travel sites battle on discounts

Jul 11, 2016
To avoid online commissions, hotels offer loyalty members cheaper rates.
Hotels have to pay online travel agencies like Expedia, Travelocity and Priceline commissions that can range from 13-35 percent.
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Which colleges offer the best return on investment?

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Princeton and Harvard top the list. Stanford has dropped nine spots.
A student at Princeton University's campus.
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Migrant families continue to risk the trek north to US

Jul 11, 2016
After a drop in 2015, more families and kids are illegally crossing the border.
Since Nemesis Aparicio does not speak English, volunteers at the bus station gave her a sign to ask people along her journey to help her make the right bus transfers.
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Mixed martial arts outfit UFC to sell for $4 billion

Jul 11, 2016
A sport that’s struggled with a reputation for brutality tries to go mainstream.
Ronda Rousey of the United States (left) fights Bethe Correia of Brazil in their bantamweight title fight on August 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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What's going out there in the 'real' economy?

Jul 11, 2016
Another look at Friday's jobs numbers, the clash between hotels and online travel sites, and the struggles of migrant families.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about the $4 billion sale of the Ultimate Fighting Championship; which colleges provide the best return on investment; and the story of one couple in Baltimore trying to make the shift from welfare to work.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC