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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 7, 2013
Nov 7, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 7, 2013

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Other than an elite few, not many people are permitted to buy stock in a Chinese company on the Chinese stock market. But that might change soon. This week, the Obama administration kicked off a series of public forums to talk about a proposed new rating system for colleges. The plan is light on details so far, but the broad brush idea is to grade colleges on criteria like value and affordability -- with the hope of forcing colleges to a better job. And, the times are changing for debt collectors. The federal consumer watchdog agency this week put the industry and consumers on alert that, by next year, there will new rules for how we get dunned.

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College ratings from the Oval Office

Nov 7, 2013
The Obama administration's tries its hand at a college-ratings plan.

The wild west is over for debt collectors

Nov 7, 2013
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will announce new rules for the debt collection industry.

China opens up stock markets to U.S. investors

Nov 7, 2013
It's tough for a foreigner to buy a stock in China. But not for much longer.

Twitter IPO: Going public isn't really open to the public

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Nov 7, 2013
If you want to get in on Twitter's IPO today, you probably can't.

Beyond GDP: Future growth depends on addressing racial inequity

Nov 7, 2013
An advocacy group says the U.S. economy won't thrive unless everyone is included.

PODCAST: Twitter goes public

Nov 7, 2013
If you want to get in on Twitter's IPO today, you probably can't. Can Groupon turn things around? And, an advocacy group says the country need to address racial inequality if we really want the economy to grow.

Other than an elite few, not many people are permitted to buy stock in a Chinese company on the Chinese stock market. But that might change soon. This week, the Obama administration kicked off a series of public forums to talk about a proposed new rating system for colleges. The plan is light on details so far, but the broad brush idea is to grade colleges on criteria like value and affordability — with the hope of forcing colleges to a better job. And, the times are changing for debt collectors. The federal consumer watchdog agency this week put the industry and consumers on alert that, by next year, there will new rules for how we get dunned.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC