Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 16, 2015
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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 16, 2015

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Airing on Thursday, April 16, 2015:  The finance minister of debt-burdened Greece is in Washington today for a round of meetings that includes some face time with President Obama. Yanis Varoufakis has new trouble today, after a downgrade for his country's debt. More on that. Biking to work is cool and doesn't burn fossil fuel unless you ate fossil fuel for breakfast. But we should remember that many people have to bike if they can't afford the car, the insurance, the parking. A new program in Savannah, Georgia is helping people in the second group get the bikes they need.

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Recycled bikes provide affordable transportation

Apr 16, 2015
Groups around the country are refurbishing used bikes to help low-income people.

Big coal gets its day in court against the EPA

Apr 16, 2015
A federal court in Washington hears a challenge to the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

Toyota ramps up expansion plans

Apr 16, 2015
The car maker announced plans to build plants in Mexico and China.

Toyota's expansion

Apr 16, 2015
Airing on Thursday, April 16, 2015: There’s word today that Japan has overtaken China as the number one foreign holder of US treasuries. I’m speaking of Japanese pension funds, the Japanese government and other Japanese investors. We consult Adolfo Laurenti, chief international economist at Mesirow Financial in Chicago on the shift to US debt. Plus, […]

Airing on Thursday, April 16, 2015:  The finance minister of debt-burdened Greece is in Washington today for a round of meetings that includes some face time with President Obama. Yanis Varoufakis has new trouble today, after a downgrade for his country’s debt. More on that. Biking to work is cool and doesn’t burn fossil fuel unless you ate fossil fuel for breakfast. But we should remember that many people have to bike if they can’t afford the car, the insurance, the parking. A new program in Savannah, Georgia is helping people in the second group get the bikes they need.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC