Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Mar 17, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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Airing on Tuesday, March 17, 2015: First up today, China's stock market is back up to pre-2008 levels, we take a look at what's fueling that bounce back and why it took so long. Then: New figures out today are expected to show an increase in housing starts. We look at the state of housing, what it means for the wider U.S. economy and whether pent-up demand for housing is about to spur this laggard sector. Finally, this St. Patrick's day means a lot of heavy drinking, which in turn increases chances of sexual assault. From Savannah, Georgia, we take a look at the way bars are implementing bystander training to keep their establishments safe.

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Bars step up to head off sexual assaults

Mar 13, 2015
Some bars around the country are training staff in preventing rape and harassment.

Tiny houses give homeless a foothold

Mar 17, 2015
Greg Kloehn builds homes out of recycled materials and gives them to the homeless.

Chris Borland retires from NFL, citing brain concerns

Mar 17, 2015
The 49ers linebacker is 24 years old, with no serious head injuries yet.

PODCAST: A cost/benefit analysis for playing in the NFL

Mar 17, 2015
First up: San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland surprised the sports world by announcing he’ll retire from professional football at age 24, due to the risks associated with concussions. We chat with Sports Business Journal’s Daniel Kaplan about Borland’s decision and what it means for the game. Then, it’s a short trip over to Oakland, […]

Housing market recovery is limping along

Mar 17, 2015
New construction hasn't regained momentum, despite low mortgage rates and demand.

Romneycare helps reform how doctors are paid

Mar 17, 2015
A paradigm shift in healthcare spending is already starting in Massachusetts.

Airing on Tuesday, March 17, 2015: First up today, China’s stock market is back up to pre-2008 levels, we take a look at what’s fueling that bounce back and why it took so long. Then: New figures out today are expected to show an increase in housing starts. We look at the state of housing, what it means for the wider U.S. economy and whether pent-up demand for housing is about to spur this laggard sector. Finally, this St. Patrick’s day means a lot of heavy drinking, which in turn increases chances of sexual assault. From Savannah, Georgia, we take a look at the way bars are implementing bystander training to keep their establishments safe.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC