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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 4, 2013
Apr 4, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 4, 2013

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A new report finds 90 percent of Americans don't know they can start signing up for insurance through health exchanges in October. Japan is fed up with deflation and a sluggish economy, and its central bank is getting aggressive. Today, the Bank of Japan launched a sweeping bond-buying program to pump money into the economy. And a check in on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million donation to Newark public schools.

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Mark Zuckerberg's money lays path for change in Newark schools

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Apr 4, 2013
Most of the $100 million donation has been spent on brokering a new teachers contract that creates performance-based pay and opening new schools.

Jamaican power company reacts to electricity theft

Apr 4, 2013
Power costs in Jamaica are among the highest in the Caribbean. Many poor people have devised ways to get their supply free and illegally. Now the utility company is cracking down on this theft.

Japan central bank hopes a bold bond buy will solve an old problem

Apr 4, 2013
Japan is fed up with deflation and a sluggish economy, and its central bank is getting aggressive. Today, the Bank of Japan launched a sweeping bond-buying program to pump money into the economy.

Dementia is highest cost disease and rising

Apr 4, 2013
A report in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine says the U.S. spends more on treating dementia than any other disease including cancer and heart disease.

Quarterly job cuts highest since 2011

Apr 4, 2013
Global outplacement firm Challenger, Grey & Christmas reported that employers cut 49,000 jobs in March, down 11 percent from February. Despite the month to month decline, job cuts for the first quarter were their highest since 2011.

PODCAST: Japan's bond buy, Newark school ties

Apr 4, 2013
Japan central bank hopes a bold bond buy will solve an old problem. The high costs of Dementia are rising. And what is Mark Zuckerberg's donation to Newark public schools doing?

Corn prices plummet, will the price of Cheerios?

Apr 4, 2013
Corn prices are tanking amid stuffed silos and plans for the country’s biggest planting in decades.
Corn prices are tanking amid stuffed silos and plans for the country’s biggest planting in decades.
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When can you join a health insurance exchange? Few know.

Apr 4, 2013
A new study says only a fraction of people know they can sign up in October for the insurance exchanges that are key to President Obama's health care overhaul.

A new report finds 90 percent of Americans don’t know they can start signing up for insurance through health exchanges in October. Japan is fed up with deflation and a sluggish economy, and its central bank is getting aggressive. Today, the Bank of Japan launched a sweeping bond-buying program to pump money into the economy. And a check in on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million donation to Newark public schools.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC