Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday August 21, 2014
Aug 21, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday August 21, 2014

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The ACLU sues a school district in Massachusetts for letting only low-income kids take home their school laptops and other electronics. How common is this practice, and could this suit be the tip of the iPad iceberg? Plus, the Ebola epidemic is hurting the economies of African countries in two ways. One, they’re almost entirely dependent on outside aid to fight the epidemic. And two, as businesses shut down to protect workers, their economies shrink almost immediately.

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Tweeting from the ivory tower

Aug 20, 2014
Nearly 80 percent of professors say they use Twitter professionally.

Ebola's cost to African economies

Aug 21, 2014
The epidemic is financially hurting Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

If you give a kid an iPad...

Aug 21, 2014
The ACLU sues a school district in Massachusetts over its tablet policies.

PODCAST: Bank of America settles for $16.65 billion

Aug 21, 2014
Plus: predicting a rise in interest rates and Ebola's effect on Africa's economy.

Teaching theology... for profit?

Aug 21, 2014
A for-profit college based in Georgia offers theology degrees to would-be pastors.

The ACLU sues a school district in Massachusetts for letting only low-income kids take home their school laptops and other electronics. How common is this practice, and could this suit be the tip of the iPad iceberg? Plus, the Ebola epidemic is hurting the economies of African countries in two ways. One, they’re almost entirely dependent on outside aid to fight the epidemic. And two, as businesses shut down to protect workers, their economies shrink almost immediately.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC