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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday May 26, 2014
May 26, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday May 26, 2014

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In an effort to secure its merger with Time Warner Cable, Comcast has hired 40 firms to lobby federal regulators. Also, earlier this year, New York governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled plans to create a publicly-funded college program for inmates in the state’s prisons. The idea was that recidivism rates are lower among inmates who participate in education programs, and having an education would help inmates be better prepared to find jobs when they got out.  We look at the Bard Prison Initiative, the largest prison education program in the country—looking at what the program entails, what kind of successes and failures its had, and what are the economic upsides and downsides. 

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Merger push means big lobbying effort

May 26, 2014
To secure a merger with Time Warner Cable, Comcast has launched a lobbying blitz.

In prison and getting an education

May 26, 2014
The Bard Prison Initiative offers higher education to inmates.

The value of negative thinking

May 26, 2014
Turns out anxiety actually has benefits in the business world.

PODCAST: Comcast's massive lobbying push

May 26, 2014
To secure a merger with Time Warner Cable, Comcast has launched a lobbying blitz.

In an effort to secure its merger with Time Warner Cable, Comcast has hired 40 firms to lobby federal regulators. Also, earlier this year, New York governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled plans to create a publicly-funded college program for inmates in the state’s prisons. The idea was that recidivism rates are lower among inmates who participate in education programs, and having an education would help inmates be better prepared to find jobs when they got out.  We look at the Bard Prison Initiative, the largest prison education program in the country—looking at what the program entails, what kind of successes and failures its had, and what are the economic upsides and downsides. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC