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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 6, 2014
Feb 6, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 6, 2014

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The Senate will vote today on another bill to extend long-term unemployment benefits for 1.7 million Americans.  In this version of the legislation, millionaires will be ineligible. Plus, Tennessee’s governor wants to make community college or technical school free for all high school graduates in the state. Kate Davidson reports on what’s behind the plan and how the state proposes to pay for the free education. 

 

Segments From this episode

It's not that easy to be a YouTube superstar

Feb 6, 2014
Even for popular YouTubers, making money off their videos can be hard.

Tennessee Promise to make state's community colleges free

Feb 6, 2014
The announcement from the state's governor is part of a broader workforce development strategy. And similar moves have worked before.

Sony to sell off VAIO brand, expects $1B loss

Feb 6, 2014
Sony of Japan struggles with the Microsoft problem: finding its way in the land of Apple and Samsung.

New York's Fashion Week spreads out from its uptown hub

Feb 6, 2014
The co-founder of MADE Fashion Week talks the 'new guard' of American fashion.

When tech jobs don't last forever

Feb 6, 2014
Layoff announcements surged in January in tech and retail sectors.

European officials to consider new trade with Cuba

Feb 6, 2014
What will this mean for Cuba's relationship with the U.S.?

How easy should it be to join a labor union?

Feb 6, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board wants to change the rules about how workers vote on whether or not to unionize.

PODCAST: Layoffs in tech and retail

Feb 6, 2014
There big cuts to jobs in the tech industry in January. Meanwhile the Governor of Tennessee wants to make community college in his state free. And European officials are considering new trade agreements with Cuba.

The Senate will vote today on another bill to extend long-term unemployment benefits for 1.7 million Americans.  In this version of the legislation, millionaires will be ineligible. Plus, Tennessee’s governor wants to make community college or technical school free for all high school graduates in the state. Kate Davidson reports on what’s behind the plan and how the state proposes to pay for the free education. 

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC