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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Feb 18, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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More than 850 colleges offer their students school-sponsored debit or prepaid cards. And most allow students to receive their financial aid disbursements on those cards. But, the fees and transparency surrounding the cards are under scrutiny. Also: Uber officially launches in China, but the Bay area start-up may have a rough ride in a market already saturated with similar apps.

Segments From this episode

Report spotlights fees on college-sponsored student cards

Feb 14, 2014
Colleges can include surprising fees on prepaid and debit cards.

LGBT senior citizens find welcoming home in Philadelphia

Feb 18, 2014
New housing projects are tailored to gay, lesbian and transgender senior citizens.

Kenya eyes new anti-poaching methods, including drones

Feb 18, 2014
Demand for ivory in China has authorities scrambling to stop poaching.

The Candy Crush (IPO) Saga

Feb 18, 2014
King Digital Entertainment hopes to ride the success of its game Candy Crush Saga to stage a $500 million IPO.

PODCAST: College debit cards and Chinese taxi cabs

Feb 18, 2014
The government looks at the student debit card market.

More than 850 colleges offer their students school-sponsored debit or prepaid cards. And most allow students to receive their financial aid disbursements on those cards. But, the fees and transparency surrounding the cards are under scrutiny. Also: Uber officially launches in China, but the Bay area start-up may have a rough ride in a market already saturated with similar apps.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC