Apr 19, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about the bid for Yahoo; President Obama's trip to Saudi Arabia; and how the technology behind bitcoin could create a new way to measure education.

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A model for higher education where all learning counts

Apr 19, 2016
The technology behind bitcoin could help create a new way to measure education.
The technology behind digital currencies could power new education credentials.
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Tasting menus are taking over at restaurants

Apr 19, 2016
With creativity and economics in mind, more eateries are adopting the practice.
The dining area of the restaurant Spiaggia prior to opening.
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Study says limited effect if major insurer leaves health exchanges

Apr 19, 2016
UnitedHealth is now leaving most of the exchanges it had participated in.
UnitedHealth had initially entered 34 exchanges.
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President Obama heads to Saudi Arabia for summit amid tensions with the country

Apr 19, 2016
At the Gulf Cooperation Council summit meeting, Iran and regional security are concerns.
President Obama at a meeting with King Salman in January of last year. When asked in a recent interview with The Atlantic if the Saudis are America's friends, the president said, "It's complicated."
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A move toward tasting menus

Apr 19, 2016
A Dow Jones climb, UnitedHealth, and the rise of tasting menus.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about the bid for Yahoo; President Obama’s trip to Saudi Arabia; and how the technology behind bitcoin could create a new way to measure education.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC