May 24, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about a thrown-out fraud case against Bank of America; look at Greece's financial situation; and interview author Paul Tough about his new book "Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why." 

Segments From this episode

European Union finance ministers focus their attention on Greece bailout

May 23, 2016
Greece has a fresh round of austerity measures, but there's still disagreement over its debt relief.

Why perseverance and curiosity are just as important as 'academic' skills

May 24, 2016
Writer Paul Tough joins us to talk about his new book "Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why."
Skills instilled during early childhood are crucial for long-term success, writer Paul Tough says.
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Casino workers now training to build submarines

May 24, 2016
When Connecticut shipyards declined, many moved to casinos. Now they're back.
Trainees have done a mixture of note-taking and hands-on work so far.
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New home sales lag overall market

May 24, 2016
New home sales have risen moderately since 2011 as builders focus on higher-priced homes for higher-income buyers.
New home sales are less than half of what they were in the mid-2000s.
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Federal court throws out fraud case against Bank of America

May 24, 2016
The decision could limit the Justice Department’s ability to push for settlements with big banks over the financial crisis.
The Department of Justice had accused Bank of America and the company's mortgage lending unit, Countrywide, of fraud.
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Fraud in the Medicaid system

May 24, 2016
Homebuilders, criminal background checks, and a Connecticut submarine project.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about a thrown-out fraud case against Bank of America; look at Greece’s financial situation; and interview author Paul Tough about his new book “Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why.” 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC