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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
Feb 17, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

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Airing on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015: Negotiations for a new bailout arrangement for Greece collapsed last night. After an election last month, Greece has been pushing to ease its debt burden. It's no secret that African-Americans may face bias — either conscious or unconscious — when it comes to being hired and promoted. But some worrying new research shows that bias may be exacerbated for job candidates who self-identify as 'Black' rather than 'African-American'. Plus, a lot of people, as they get closer to retirement, consider this move: not taking their social security payments when they're first eligible, instead waiting until 70 when you could get more, if fate smiles on you and you live long enough. But there are thousands of rules governing social security and to some this spells "opportunity." We talk to Laurence Kotlikoff, professor of Econ at Boston University and co-author of "Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security."

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Vice President aims to address untested rape kits

Feb 17, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden promotes funding to help clear backlog of untested kits.

Research shows hiring bias based on self-identification

Feb 17, 2015
In a new study, candidates who identified as 'black' faced harsher prejudice.
 Shawneeka Woodard fills out a job form at the Diversity Job Fair at a New York City hotel in 2008.
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PODCAST: An impasse in Greece

Feb 17, 2015
Negotiations in Greece, the government addresses untested rape kits, and Etsy's competitors

Airing on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015: Negotiations for a new bailout arrangement for Greece collapsed last night. After an election last month, Greece has been pushing to ease its debt burden. It’s no secret that African-Americans may face bias — either conscious or unconscious — when it comes to being hired and promoted. But some worrying new research shows that bias may be exacerbated for job candidates who self-identify as ‘Black’ rather than ‘African-American’. Plus, a lot of people, as they get closer to retirement, consider this move: not taking their social security payments when they’re first eligible, instead waiting until 70 when you could get more, if fate smiles on you and you live long enough. But there are thousands of rules governing social security and to some this spells “opportunity.” We talk to Laurence Kotlikoff, professor of Econ at Boston University and co-author of “Get What’s Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security.”

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC