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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Aug 21, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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Greece's money problems just won't die. An intern's death prompts calls for a cultural change in London's financial district. You can cut your power bill by conserving energy, but unlike your phone or cable bill, you typically can't save by choosing a different plan. Now that's changing as power companies steal from the mobile phone playbook.

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Fighting dyslexia with shrinking screens

Aug 21, 2013
It turns out that reading on a computer screen -- even a tiny one -- might actually help people with dyslexia improve speed and focus.

Intern's death prompts call for culture change in London's financial district

Aug 21, 2013
21-year-old Moritz Erhardt, an intern for Bank of America in London, collapsed and died this week after reportedly working extremely long hours to impress his bosses.

Colleges give largest grants to wealthiest students

Aug 21, 2013
More federal grants are going to low-income students, but colleges are giving more institutional aid to students who are better off.

Getting to know the sickest patients

Aug 21, 2013
Researchers are trying to understand why so-called "super utilizers" keep coming back to the hospital over and over again. Finding answers could cut health costs dramatically.

Greece's money problems just won't die

Aug 21, 2013
Germany's finance minister says Greece may need another big bailout.

With choice comes risk: How to pick the electricity plan that's right for you

Aug 21, 2013
Power companies are starting to steal from the mobile phone playbook, offering free nights and weekends or pre-paid plans. This can save you money, or it can blow you away with higher bills.
Utility workers repair a power line in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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PODCAST: Big tuition, big grants

Aug 21, 2013
Getting to know the sickest patients. Colleges give largest grants to wealthiest students. And high-tech trading goes glitchy.

Mark Zuckerberg: Internet connectivity is a human right

Aug 21, 2013
Facebook's new connectivity mission dovetails nicely with Facebook’s primary business motivation, pursuing growth.

Greece’s money problems just won’t die. An intern’s death prompts calls for a cultural change in London’s financial district. You can cut your power bill by conserving energy, but unlike your phone or cable bill, you typically can’t save by choosing a different plan. Now that’s changing as power companies steal from the mobile phone playbook.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC