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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday April 24, 2014
Apr 24, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday April 24, 2014

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General Motors is out with its quarterly earnings -- its first report since a February recall over faulty ignition switches. Earlier this week, the automaker said it would restructure its engineering division and add new safety investigators. We look at the other hirings and firings that are expected in the wake of the recall. Plus, an iconic New York restaurant in Central Park reopens tomorrow after being closed for four years. Tavern on the Green had a long history as a famous event space - but was beset by financial problems before its closure. The new owners want to put its 'tourist trap' days behind them. 

Segments From this episode

Waitlisted for college? Here's why

Apr 24, 2014
Colleges are growing their wait lists and using them in some surprising ways.

The business of tourist traps

Apr 24, 2014
The iconic New York restaurant Tavern on the Green is reopening Thursday under new ownership after being shut down for years.

The post-recall GM: What's it look like?

Apr 24, 2014
GM has replaced some senior executives and established a new engineering division devoted to safety and quality.

More work study, less financial aid?

Apr 24, 2014
Should the government encourage more college students to enter work study programs rather than apply for large financial aid packages?

Is the FCC neutering Net Neutrality?

Apr 24, 2014
The Federal Communication Commission is expected to introduce new rules today that will allow broadband providers to charge companies for faster internet service.

PODCAST: The secrets behind college wait lists

Apr 24, 2014
This morning brought a bit of a reversal fortune for tech companies that have been getting pummeled in recent weeks. The FCC is expected to introduce new rules today that will allow broadband providers to charge companies for faster internet service. Colleges are growing their wait lists and using them in some surprising ways.

General Motors is out with its quarterly earnings — its first report since a February recall over faulty ignition switches. Earlier this week, the automaker said it would restructure its engineering division and add new safety investigators. We look at the other hirings and firings that are expected in the wake of the recall. Plus, an iconic New York restaurant in Central Park reopens tomorrow after being closed for four years. Tavern on the Green had a long history as a famous event space – but was beset by financial problems before its closure. The new owners want to put its ‘tourist trap’ days behind them. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC