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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Mar 25, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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With a report from the New American Foundation showing a problematic 8 percent rise in debt levels for graduate students over the last four years, Marketplace puts the value of a law degree on trial. Plus, a look at a new report that breaks down by state the 32 million people in the U.S. who are underinsured, meaning they have health coverage but it’s not robust enough to keep them from shouldering high costs when they get sick. Also, a conversation about how millennials are approaching the twists and turns of the present day economy from mounting student loan debt to securing employment in a still rocky job market. And as part of our New York Times’ series, reporter Ann Carrns met with one young man who decided plumbing was the best way for him to get ahead.

Segments From this episode

Being uninsured versus underinsured

Mar 25, 2014
The deadline to sign up for health insurance approaches

For plumbers, it’s all about the sweet smell of money

Mar 25, 2014
The hours long and the hazards nasty, but fixing pipes can bring six-figure income

Putting student debt on trial

Mar 25, 2014
Law school applications are plummeting, so what are they worth?

Survival of the fittest millennial

Mar 25, 2014
How are millennials handling student debt and the difficulty of securing employment?

Disney buys Maker Studios for $500 million

Mar 25, 2014
Disney will pay top price for the YouTube production network
Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger accepts the Milestone Award onstage during the 25th annual Producers Guild of America Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 19, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. 
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A look at how the Fed measures inflation when deciding to adjust interest rates. And despite inheriting one of the toughest economic environments in years, Millennials are still optimistic.

With a report from the New American Foundation showing a problematic 8 percent rise in debt levels for graduate students over the last four years, Marketplace puts the value of a law degree on trial. Plus, a look at a new report that breaks down by state the 32 million people in the U.S. who are underinsured, meaning they have health coverage but it’s not robust enough to keep them from shouldering high costs when they get sick. Also, a conversation about how millennials are approaching the twists and turns of the present day economy from mounting student loan debt to securing employment in a still rocky job market. And as part of our New York Times’ series, reporter Ann Carrns met with one young man who decided plumbing was the best way for him to get ahead.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC