Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 23, 2015
Mar 23, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 23, 2015

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Airing on Monday, March 23, 2015: The man who transformed Singapore has died. Lee Kuan Yew was 91. Countries the world over, including China looked to Lee's example of economic transformation, but it was a system that was controversial. More on that story. This next story is about a water war that ended…during a drought. Sounds odd, but that's what's happened in California, where the city of Los Angeles and air regulators in the rural Owens Valley recently called a truce in an ongoing dispute rooted in L.A.'s century-old "water grab." If your history's failing you, think "Chinatown," folks. 

Segments From this episode

Los Angeles finally ends a century-old water war

Mar 23, 2015
The city is repairing environmental problems it caused by draining Owens Lake.

Some political offices come with a rent bill

Mar 23, 2015
California's Lt. Governor rents a desk at a co-working space in San Francisco.

Starbucks amends (but doesn't end) race initiative

Mar 23, 2015
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says the 'Race Together' initiative will continue.
Starbucks has announced a program with 16 other companies that aims to hire young people who are not in school and are unemployed.
(Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

PODCAST: Protecting student privacy

Mar 23, 2015
Protecting student data, sales on existing homes, and renting your own office.

Existing home sales report reveals caution

Mar 23, 2015
Existing home sales report shows cautious homeowners and home buyers.

Proposed legislation would protect student data

May 1, 2015
A new bill aims to restrict how companies use personal info in education technology.

Airing on Monday, March 23, 2015: The man who transformed Singapore has died. Lee Kuan Yew was 91. Countries the world over, including China looked to Lee’s example of economic transformation, but it was a system that was controversial. More on that story. This next story is about a water war that ended…during a drought. Sounds odd, but that’s what’s happened in California, where the city of Los Angeles and air regulators in the rural Owens Valley recently called a truce in an ongoing dispute rooted in L.A.’s century-old “water grab.” If your history’s failing you, think “Chinatown,” folks. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC