May 3, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about a new report that reveals some of the most profitable hospitals are nonprofits; poor growth in sub-Saharan Africa; and the popularity of microfinancing in Colombia.

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Microfinance is big business in Colombia

May 3, 2016
The country is a center of microfinance, providing small loans to the poor.
Elizabet Abella prepares food that she sells in the central market in Barranquilla, Colombia. She received a microloan to build her business from Opportunity International, a Christian organization that operates in 28 countries.
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Some nonprofit hospitals amassing hundreds of millions

May 3, 2016
7 of the top 10 most profitable hospitals in 2013 were nonprofits, according to a new study.
A view of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, one of the nonprofits that made the list of 10 most profitable hospitals in 2013.
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Kitchens — it's where the jobs are

May 3, 2016
With restaurant jobs expected to grow 12 percent over the next decade, culinary school is a smart career choice.
Different cooking teams are preparing everything from gazpacho to cucumber soup with dill leeks. 
Bill Zeeble/KERA

Goodbye to Berlin rentals?

May 3, 2016
A new law is banning many short-term rentals in Berlin, which means tourists may have to pay more.
The holiday flat 'Schmiede Harley' in Berlin. Berlin is restricting private property rentals through Airbnb and similar online platforms, threatening hefty fines in a controversial move meant to keep housing affordable for locals.
BRITTA PEDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images

What are people driving when oil prices are low?

May 3, 2016
Low interest rates, April auto sales, Berlin's crackdown on vacation rentals, and culinary school.

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa at a 15-year low

May 3, 2016
The International Monetary Fund said countries in the region need a policy reset.
A farmer winnows a dried teff crop to separate seeds from stalks at a village in Ethiopia.
SOLAN GEMECHU/AFP/Getty Images

On today’s show, we’ll talk about a new report that reveals some of the most profitable hospitals are nonprofits; poor growth in sub-Saharan Africa; and the popularity of microfinancing in Colombia.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC