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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 20, 2014
Mar 20, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 20, 2014

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Veterans continue to struggle with the challenge of translating their skills to a civilian workplace -- unemployment rate in the veterans' community tends to run two percentage points higher than the general population. Plus, with the hike in the cost of a new Amazon Prime Mebership rising from $79 to $99, will Amazon's membership flee to Netflix? And with Financier David Rubenstein, co-founder of The Carlyle Group, splitting the $15 million cost of restoring the Washington Monument 50/50 with the U.S. government, we explore the viability of this kind of solution.

Segments From this episode

Repairing the Washington Monument with private money

Mar 19, 2014
Repairing damage from a 2011 earthquake cost $15 million.

After combat, a battle for job-hunting veterans

Mar 20, 2014
Partly it's the challenge of translating their skills to a civilian workplace.

Amazon Prime could be too popular?

Mar 20, 2014
Analysts say Amazon could lose money by making its customers too loyal.

Short-selling: A step-by-step guide.

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Mar 20, 2014
Short selling has a bad rap. But it's been around as long as the markets have.
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PODCAST: Veteran unemployment

Mar 20, 2014
Interest rates are up after the new Federal Reserve chair's briefing yesterday. And the Washington monument is reopening, thanks to private money.

Veterans continue to struggle with the challenge of translating their skills to a civilian workplace — unemployment rate in the veterans’ community tends to run two percentage points higher than the general population. Plus, with the hike in the cost of a new Amazon Prime Mebership rising from $79 to $99, will Amazon’s membership flee to Netflix? And with Financier David Rubenstein, co-founder of The Carlyle Group, splitting the $15 million cost of restoring the Washington Monument 50/50 with the U.S. government, we explore the viability of this kind of solution.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC