Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday October 28, 2014
Oct 28, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday October 28, 2014

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One class of stocks that has had a bad month: oil companies. Today, London-based BP reported profits down by $3 billion. This in part because of western sanctions against Russia, but also because oil prices have been falling sharply. Though, it may not be time to take up a collection for oil companies like BP. More on that. Plus, the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee begins two days of meetings today, and if everything goes as expected, tomorrow it will announce an end to the stimulus known as "quantitative easing." We take a look at what's next. And some U.S. colleges have faced declining enrollment since the recession began. But changes to a federal loan program in 2011 have hit especially hard some historically black colleges and universities. 

 

 

 

Segments From this episode

Change to PLUS loan program hits HBCUs hard

Oct 28, 2014
Some schools have seen enrollments drop by more than 10 percent.

Outside groups launch ground game in Iowa

Oct 28, 2014
In Iowa, in addition to blizzards of TV ads, outside groups are knocking on doors.

How the NBA TV deal is already having an effect

Oct 28, 2014
The trickle-down effect of a cash infusion started even before the deal.

Fed set to end its bond buying

Oct 28, 2014
But it will still keep its foot on the gas.

PODCAST: The NBA banks major net gains

Oct 28, 2014
Paying for YouTube, paying for the NBA, and paying for knocking on doors.

One class of stocks that has had a bad month: oil companies. Today, London-based BP reported profits down by $3 billion. This in part because of western sanctions against Russia, but also because oil prices have been falling sharply. Though, it may not be time to take up a collection for oil companies like BP. More on that. Plus, the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee begins two days of meetings today, and if everything goes as expected, tomorrow it will announce an end to the stimulus known as “quantitative easing.” We take a look at what’s next. And some U.S. colleges have faced declining enrollment since the recession began. But changes to a federal loan program in 2011 have hit especially hard some historically black colleges and universities. 

 

 

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC