Apr 12, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 12, 2016


On today's show, we'll talk about China's growing investment in the U.S.; how Puerto Rico's debt crisis is affecting one of the territory's most populated cities, Ponce; and why tax day isn't on April 15 this year. 

Segments From this episode

Ponce, Puerto Rico: An abandoned city

Apr 12, 2016
Many of the businesses in Ponce are now for sale.
Filipa Rodrigues/Marketplace

April 15 is not tax day this year

Apr 12, 2016
Local holidays in Washington, D.C., Maine and Massachusetts are giving Americans a three- or four-day grace period for filing their taxes this year.
You're getting a few extra days to file your taxes this year.
Ken Teegardin/Flickr

Report finds racial bias in the bond market against historically black colleges and universities

Apr 12, 2016
Historically black colleges and universities pay 15 to 20 percent more to borrow.
Graduates of Bowie State University — Maryland's oldest historically black university — arrive for the school's graduation ceremony.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Kids' publishing phenomenon Beverly Cleary turns 100

Apr 12, 2016
With more than 90 million books sold, the children's author is a literary force.
Beverly Cleary in Oregon Public Broadcasting's "Discovering Beverly Cleary."
Oregon Public Broadcasting/Used with permission

While major U.S. banks are cleaning up their books, the shadow banking system is dirtying its hands

Apr 12, 2016
The role of non-banks has increased 400 percent in the past three years, one analyst says.
Goldman Sachs has reached a $5 billion settlement over the home mortgage crisis. 
Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Beverly Cleary's legacy

Apr 12, 2016
Bank earnings, the bond market, and Beverly Cleary.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about China’s growing investment in the U.S.; how Puerto Rico’s debt crisis is affecting one of the territory’s most populated cities, Ponce; and why tax day isn’t on April 15 this year. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC