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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday May 1, 2014
May 1, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday May 1, 2014

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German chancellor Angela Merkel arrives in Washington. She'll meet senators and, on Friday, will sit down for talks with President Obama. On the agenda are sanctions against Russia. The U.S. is urging Germany and Europe to be tough, but Europe's energy dependence on Russia may be an obstacle. Also, we look at how LinkedIn has managed expectations as it weathered the broader tech downturn and why it seems to fly under the radar when compared to other firms in its sector, namely Twitter and Facebook ahead of its earning release on Thursday.

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How LinkedIn is trying to stay afloat

May 1, 2014
Some of LinkedIn's money comes from corporate recruiters and member fees.

Health care for foster youth, if they can find it

May 1, 2014
Those who've aged out of foster care get Medicaid until age 26.

AT&T reportedly pursuing acquisition of DirecTV

May 1, 2014
The Wall Street Journal reports a deal could give AT&T more heft to compete with a new Comcast-Time-Warner.

Chancellor Merkel goes to Washington

May 1, 2014
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will talk sanctions with President Obama.

PODCAST: LinkedIn's secret (no cat pictures!)

May 1, 2014
The economy nearly stalled out from January to March. How LinkedIn is trying to stay afloat. And, foster care and Medicaid.

Funding an album in a jazz-improv kind of way

May 1, 2014
Jazz musician Lauren Kinhan decided to go online to crowdsource the money for her newly released solo album.

German chancellor Angela Merkel arrives in Washington. She’ll meet senators and, on Friday, will sit down for talks with President Obama. On the agenda are sanctions against Russia. The U.S. is urging Germany and Europe to be tough, but Europe’s energy dependence on Russia may be an obstacle. Also, we look at how LinkedIn has managed expectations as it weathered the broader tech downturn and why it seems to fly under the radar when compared to other firms in its sector, namely Twitter and Facebook ahead of its earning release on Thursday.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC