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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday April 30, 2014
Apr 30, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday April 30, 2014

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Donald Sterling is worth a reported $1.9 billion. A chunk of that wealth is in the form of the LA Clippers (worth an estimated $430 million), but what about his other holdings? And: Starting late next year, AT&T will offer a better, faster Wi-Fi service on continental flights. A look at the competition between AT&T and other telecoms, as the rules for in-flight digital usage are relaxed, and the FCC frees up more wireless spectrum.

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Are we moving away from "too big to jail"?

Apr 30, 2014
Two big banks are reportedly about to face criminal charges.

AT&T jumps on board with airplane Wi-Fi

Apr 30, 2014
Until this week, the in-flight internet business was dominated by Gogo.

Sizing up Donald Sterling's other business interests

Apr 30, 2014
Donald Sterling's said to be worth almost $2 billion,most in real estate holdings.

The person managing your future, revealed

Apr 30, 2014
Like it or not, more and more Americans have their futures tied to Wall Street.

A computer program to write your essays

A writing professor shows robo-graders love fancy words more than good ideas.

Walmart wants to sell you auto insurance

Apr 30, 2014
Walmart has a new service to compare premiums and get auto insurance.

PODCAST: Winter came for the GDP

Apr 30, 2014
Spending on goods was down, but for services, consumer spending was up.

Donald Sterling is worth a reported $1.9 billion. A chunk of that wealth is in the form of the LA Clippers (worth an estimated $430 million), but what about his other holdings? And: Starting late next year, AT&T will offer a better, faster Wi-Fi service on continental flights. A look at the competition between AT&T and other telecoms, as the rules for in-flight digital usage are relaxed, and the FCC frees up more wireless spectrum.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC