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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 2, 2015

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Airing on Monday, March 2, 2015: For the second time in three months, China’s central bank has cut some key interest rates. Chinese policy makers have been worried about slowdowns in growth, especially in the real estate and manufacturing sectors. More on that. Plus, Netflix’s original programming doesn’t carry advertising — a big attraction for viewers. But its business model does include product placement within shows like “House of Cards.” And a Twin Cities housing advocacy group reports that even though Minnesota’s unemployment rate is now 3.7 percent, another measure of the economy is still rotten: “nearly 4,000 children and youth had been identified as homeless across several larger school districts, the highest number to date since data collection began for this report.”





Segments From this episode

What's pushing family homelessness to record levels?

by Annie Baxter Mar 2, 2015
High rents and a housing subsidy shortage are pushing families into homelessness.

Could 'North' become the new Silicon Valley?

by Marketplace Contributor Mar 2, 2015
Business leaders say the region's cold weather creates a climate for innovation.

Advertising is built into 'House of Cards'

by Gigi Douban Mar 2, 2015
Netflix doesn't carry ads, but its original shows have a lot of product placement.
Mid-day Update

PODCAST: What's in a tech name?

by David Gura Mar 2, 2015
Americans continue to spend less, MOOCs go corporate, and attracting startups with a new name.

Feds want fewer anti-psychotics prescribed to seniors

by Dan Weissmann Mar 2, 2015
Heavily marketed to treat patients with dementia, drugs can lead to death

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