Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday January 6, 2015
Jan 6, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday January 6, 2015

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Airing on Tuesday January 6, 2015: Across Europe, investors are worried about falling oil prices. More on that. Plus, banks are issuing new credit cards with security chips, but how much more secure are they? How do they block hackers? And just before the new year, a court in Kansas ruled that public schools are so under-funded as to violate the state's constitution. Lawsuits like the one in Kansas have become a popular tactic to try to win more money for public schools. Thirteen states are facing active litigation, from Texas to Pennsylvania. But even when those lawsuits are successful, they don't always work

 

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Some new credit cards are more secure than others

Jan 6, 2015
Not all new cards with security chips also have PINs.

Schools go to court for more funding

Jan 6, 2015
Kansas is one of more than a dozen states facing school finance litigation.

The economics of Keystone in an era of cheap oil

Jan 6, 2015
Pipeline is at top of agenda of Republican-controlled Congress. Why?

Secure phones (and apps) hit consumer market

Jan 6, 2015
When it comes to mobile security, it's not just the phone that matters.

PODCAST: A more secure smartphone

Jan 6, 2015
The effects of cheap oil, the Keystone pipeline, and building a secure smartphone.

Airing on Tuesday January 6, 2015: Across Europe, investors are worried about falling oil prices. More on that. Plus, banks are issuing new credit cards with security chips, but how much more secure are they? How do they block hackers? And just before the new year, a court in Kansas ruled that public schools are so under-funded as to violate the state’s constitution. Lawsuits like the one in Kansas have become a popular tactic to try to win more money for public schools. Thirteen states are facing active litigation, from Texas to Pennsylvania. But even when those lawsuits are successful, they don’t always work

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC