Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 30, 2015
Mar 30, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 30, 2015

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Airing on Monday, March 30, 2015: There's a report this morning that retailer GNC has agreed to start new testing of its herbal dietary supplements.  More on that.U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will be in China on Monday meeting with Chinese officials. Currency and economic reform are on the agenda, but many also expect discussion of the planned Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The U.S. is suspicious of the Chinese-led "alternative to the World Bank" but a number of U.S. allies are rushing to join. We investigate. Plus, after putting it off during the Great Recession, cities are starting to spend money to repair roads, bridges and other pieces of their crumbling infrastructure. In Atlanta, voters recently approved a quarter of a billion dollar infrastructure bond package. 

 

Segments From this episode

In an age of equality, who should pay for dates?

Mar 30, 2015
Women rarely pick up the tab on first dates, even those out-earning the man

Atlanta puts roads and bridges on its to-do list

Mar 30, 2015
Voters approved a $250 million bond package to repair the city's infrastructure.

U.S. allies rush to join World Bank alternative

Mar 30, 2015
America failed to persuade them to stay away from a new, Chinese-led institution.

Northeastern's Silicon Valley campus

Mar 30, 2015
The university plans to launch educational hubs embedded in Bay Area companies.

PODCAST: It's on me

Mar 30, 2015
Income and spending for February, Northeastern heads west, and a question of who should pick up the tab.

GNC will do more testing after investigation

Mar 30, 2015
The testing is part of an agreement with the New York attorney general.

Airing on Monday, March 30, 2015: There’s a report this morning that retailer GNC has agreed to start new testing of its herbal dietary supplements.  More on that.U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will be in China on Monday meeting with Chinese officials. Currency and economic reform are on the agenda, but many also expect discussion of the planned Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The U.S. is suspicious of the Chinese-led “alternative to the World Bank” but a number of U.S. allies are rushing to join. We investigate. Plus, after putting it off during the Great Recession, cities are starting to spend money to repair roads, bridges and other pieces of their crumbling infrastructure. In Atlanta, voters recently approved a quarter of a billion dollar infrastructure bond package. 

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC