Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday September 18, 2014
Sep 18, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday September 18, 2014

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Survey results out this morning suggest many Americans who signed up for health insurance under what's labeled the Affordable Care Act do actually find their coverage affordable. That's particularly true for people with very low incomes who are paying less than $125 a month for a policy--on par with what many pay to get health coverage through their jobs. But for people earning over $30,000 a year, the premiums often seem expensive. And two weeks ago, Marketplace China Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz reported a story about how the professional-style social-network LinkedIn censors content from its members in China on its site throughout the world. Our correspondent figured this out when some of his own linkedin content was removed. Today, LinkedIn has announced it is now changing this censorship policy. Plus, New York City has gotten attention for its new city-funded pre-schools that just opened this month. But around the country the typical pattern is a private daycare run by people working out of their homes. These tend to hit the news when something awful happens, but many daycare workers are also supplying much-need social capital.

 

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Your sunscreen is way out of date

Sep 18, 2014
The FDA has banned certain chemicals that other countries find perfectly legal.

Child care providers are the glue of many communities

Sep 18, 2014
Home childcare providers are vital to many, yet make as little as $22,000 a year.

How affordable is the Affordable Care Act?

Sep 18, 2014
A new survey suggests many Americans find their ACA coverage affordable.

LinkedIn changes policy on banned content in China

Sep 18, 2014
Censored content will continue to be blocked inside of China, but not outside.

In Iowa, big corn crop presents a problem

Sep 18, 2014
A record corn crop, paradoxically, means hard times for farmers.

PODCAST: Strong year for corn, bad year for farmers

Sep 18, 2014
The Fed's most recent moves, sunscreen gets an update, and corn has a strong year.

Survey results out this morning suggest many Americans who signed up for health insurance under what’s labeled the Affordable Care Act do actually find their coverage affordable. That’s particularly true for people with very low incomes who are paying less than $125 a month for a policy–on par with what many pay to get health coverage through their jobs. But for people earning over $30,000 a year, the premiums often seem expensive. And two weeks ago, Marketplace China Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz reported a story about how the professional-style social-network LinkedIn censors content from its members in China on its site throughout the world. Our correspondent figured this out when some of his own linkedin content was removed. Today, LinkedIn has announced it is now changing this censorship policy. Plus, New York City has gotten attention for its new city-funded pre-schools that just opened this month. But around the country the typical pattern is a private daycare run by people working out of their homes. These tend to hit the news when something awful happens, but many daycare workers are also supplying much-need social capital.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC