Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 9, 2015
Apr 9, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 9, 2015

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Airing on Thursday, April 9, 2015: Greece's government is caught between its promises to ease austerity there and the bills is owes international lenders. But one milestone was just reached.  We talk to Theo Leggett, business reporter from our partner broadcaster the BBC, about the large sum of money that's due today. Next, Harvard Business School has launched a new program to deal with a persistent imbalance; just 41 percent of its MBA students are women. Its outreach goes like this. For a fee of $500, women can take a peek at the business school by trying it out for a weekend. Finally, you typically measure the economy by counting when dollars change hands. That means dollars spent on bad things—like fixing a car after a crash—count the same as good things. We look at a key alternate measure called the Social Progress Index, which also looks at health, education, safety, access to information, personal freedom and other measures across the globe. 

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The world of e-books is your oyster

Apr 9, 2015
How this company may challenge Amazon's industry standing.

A look at the "Social Progress Index"

Apr 9, 2015
Re-imagining how we answer the question: How are we doing as a country?

Businesses tap podcasts to hone their brands

Apr 9, 2015
Businesses use podcasts to explore the culture around a product, not just sell it.

Harvard's business women push

Apr 9, 2015
Harvard Business School is trying to attract the underrepresented group.

PODCAST: Tell a story about your product

Apr 9, 2015
A strong dollar, an eBook store, and a growing podcast network.

Airing on Thursday, April 9, 2015: Greece’s government is caught between its promises to ease austerity there and the bills is owes international lenders. But one milestone was just reached.  We talk to Theo Leggett, business reporter from our partner broadcaster the BBC, about the large sum of money that’s due today. Next, Harvard Business School has launched a new program to deal with a persistent imbalance; just 41 percent of its MBA students are women. Its outreach goes like this. For a fee of $500, women can take a peek at the business school by trying it out for a weekend. Finally, you typically measure the economy by counting when dollars change hands. That means dollars spent on bad things—like fixing a car after a crash—count the same as good things. We look at a key alternate measure called the Social Progress Index, which also looks at health, education, safety, access to information, personal freedom and other measures across the globe. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC