Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 21, 2013
Nov 21, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 21, 2013

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The news from the car shows in Tokyo and Los Angeles: hydrogen-powered cars coming to the market in the coming months. Plus, the latest on the starts and fits of heath care reform in America. It's been a week since President Obama announced that people with canceled health insurance policies should be able to keep them for another year -- that's if states and insurance companies agreed. So far 13 states have agreed, 8 have said no, and one big one could decide today.  And, First Lady Michelle Obama, a first-generation college graduate, is pushing to get more disadvantaged students into college. About  third of college students today are the first in their families to go. But they're less likely to graduate than those with parents who went to college. A new YouTube campaign aims to change that.

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First generation college students go viral

Nov 21, 2013
A new campaign on YouTube aims to encourage more students to be the first in their families to go to college.

As goes California, so goes Obamacare?

Nov 21, 2013
California's marketplace is set to decide whether Californians may keep their old insurance policies.

Hydrogen powered cars to hit the road near you

Nov 21, 2013
Hydrogen fuel cells worked for Apollo astronauts. Now cars with the technology are bound for showrooms.

Are high tech hiring systems keeping Americans out of work?

Nov 21, 2013
Marketplace's Chris Farrell is worried that the skilled workers employers say they can't find are there, but algorithms are screening them out.

White House says no to recapitalizing Fannie and Freddie

Nov 21, 2013
The White House is throwing cold water on a private investment group’s proposal to recapitalize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the giant government-owned and government–backed mortgage companies.

PODCAST: White House won't let Fannie and Freddie be sold back to investors

Nov 21, 2013
The White House is throwing cold water on a private investment group’s proposal to recapitalize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. At auction tonight, the domain name mutualfunds.com won't break 2013's record unless it fetches more than$4.7 million. And, are high tech hiring systems keeping Americans out of work?

The news from the car shows in Tokyo and Los Angeles: hydrogen-powered cars coming to the market in the coming months. Plus, the latest on the starts and fits of heath care reform in America. It’s been a week since President Obama announced that people with canceled health insurance policies should be able to keep them for another year — that’s if states and insurance companies agreed. So far 13 states have agreed, 8 have said no, and one big one could decide today.  And, First Lady Michelle Obama, a first-generation college graduate, is pushing to get more disadvantaged students into college. About  third of college students today are the first in their families to go. But they’re less likely to graduate than those with parents who went to college. A new YouTube campaign aims to change that.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC