Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
Feb 24, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

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Airing on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015: First up, more on the banks being accused of rigged the market for precious metals. Plus, talks are expected to resume this week between unions and oil company representatives in the largest U.S. refinery strike in decades. The strike expanded this past weekend when other refineries including Motiva Enterprises, the largest refinery in the nation, joined the strike. Is a deal imminent and how is the slowdown affecting gas prices? And we've been reporting on the ways a few of these institutions are introducing technology to try to improve education these kids. Today, we hear the story of Shawnee, a 14-year-old, at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan Wyoming. Like Shawnee, most of the girls at the school have been sentenced for non-violent offenses like drug possession and parole violations. 

Segments From this episode

Gas prices inch up as refinery strike continues

Feb 24, 2015
With the largest U.S. refinery strike in decades, how are prices being affected?

The Comcast merger with Time Warner isn't a sure thing

Feb 24, 2015
A lot has changed since the deal was announced last year.

Under D.C., a new tunnel almost no one will see

Feb 24, 2015
The tunnel will prevent sewage from mixing with water flowing into nearby rivers.

Supreme Court considers retirement plan lawsuits

Feb 24, 2015
Supremes consider how long employees should have to sue employers.

PODCAST: A state of the art tunnel

Feb 24, 2015
Fed chair Janet Yellen briefs Congress, more on the Time Warner/Comcast merger, and D.C. builds an underground tunnel.

Zen and the art of coding

Feb 24, 2015
Computers can offer unexpected lessons to kids in juvenile justice facilities.

Airing on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015: First up, more on the banks being accused of rigged the market for precious metals. Plus, talks are expected to resume this week between unions and oil company representatives in the largest U.S. refinery strike in decades. The strike expanded this past weekend when other refineries including Motiva Enterprises, the largest refinery in the nation, joined the strike. Is a deal imminent and how is the slowdown affecting gas prices? And we’ve been reporting on the ways a few of these institutions are introducing technology to try to improve education these kids. Today, we hear the story of Shawnee, a 14-year-old, at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan Wyoming. Like Shawnee, most of the girls at the school have been sentenced for non-violent offenses like drug possession and parole violations. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC