Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Apr 28, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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Airing on Tuesday, April 28, 2015: You'd think the relatively low cost of gas would have changed this headline a little bit more...But nope. Oil companies BP and Total both announced better than expected earnings numbers today. More on that. Next, Nepal has been devastated by the weekend’s earthquake, which has killed thousands of people and damaged infrastructure worth billions of dollars. The country is calling for aid but how does the dollar given by a donor actually get to help people on the ground in one of the world’s poorest economies? And millions of high school students are nervously cramming for Advanced Placement exams, which start next week. But there won't be nearly as many low-income and minority kids in those seats as there could be. This is what's known as the participation gap. And it's the reason a group of education and business organizations will today announce a $100 million initiative aimed at getting more minority and low-come students students into AP and International Baccalaureate classes.

 

Segments From this episode

GDP in Portlandia

Apr 28, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.

Japan's trade negotiations may be troubled by currency

Apr 28, 2015
Some are claiming the Bank of Japan is manipulating currency.

Spending $100 million to break down AP class barriers

Apr 28, 2015
Minority and low-income students are often overlooked for the toughest classes.

Donations pour in for Nepal

Apr 28, 2015
How does aid money reach people on the ground?

PODCAST: The suburb revival

Apr 28, 2015
Oil company profits, Japan's currency, and millennials in the suburbs.

Airing on Tuesday, April 28, 2015: You’d think the relatively low cost of gas would have changed this headline a little bit more…But nope. Oil companies BP and Total both announced better than expected earnings numbers today. More on that. Next, Nepal has been devastated by the weekend’s earthquake, which has killed thousands of people and damaged infrastructure worth billions of dollars. The country is calling for aid but how does the dollar given by a donor actually get to help people on the ground in one of the world’s poorest economies? And millions of high school students are nervously cramming for Advanced Placement exams, which start next week. But there won’t be nearly as many low-income and minority kids in those seats as there could be. This is what’s known as the participation gap. And it’s the reason a group of education and business organizations will today announce a $100 million initiative aimed at getting more minority and low-come students students into AP and International Baccalaureate classes.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC