Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Feb 11, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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Airing on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015: First up, officials in Greece today are expected to play their opening hand in what they hope is a negotiation over whether the country has to repay all its debt. Greece's new government has set out to ease years of tough austerity. More on that. And starting next week, millions of students will take the first of two rounds of new tests tied to what are called Common Core education standards. The state tests took years and hundreds of millions dollars to develop. Setting aside, for now, the controversy over whether a Common Core of standards is best for students, listen to what goes into building a new test. Plus, as part of its high-profile campaign to address concussions and other football injuries, the National Football League is hiring the President of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston as its first Chief Medical Officer. What will this consulting role entail and is it a sign that the NFL is becoming proactive versus reactive on player safety issues.

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Adding up the costs of new Common Core tests

Feb 11, 2015
The extensive, expensive process of developing tests tied to Common Core standards.

In safety Rx, NFL makes high-profile recruit

Feb 11, 2015
Prominent physician, Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, will serve as chief health advisor.

One cost of starting high school later in the morning

Feb 11, 2015
Hitting the snooze button has its problems.

The connection between hacking and tax fraud

Feb 11, 2015
A flood of phony TurboTax filings is raising concerns of identity theft tax fraud.

PODCAST: First comes hacking, then comes fraud

Feb 11, 2015
NBC news' branding problem, and how hacking could lead to tax fraud.

Airing on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015: First up, officials in Greece today are expected to play their opening hand in what they hope is a negotiation over whether the country has to repay all its debt. Greece’s new government has set out to ease years of tough austerity. More on that. And starting next week, millions of students will take the first of two rounds of new tests tied to what are called Common Core education standards. The state tests took years and hundreds of millions dollars to develop. Setting aside, for now, the controversy over whether a Common Core of standards is best for students, listen to what goes into building a new test. Plus, as part of its high-profile campaign to address concussions and other football injuries, the National Football League is hiring the President of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston as its first Chief Medical Officer. What will this consulting role entail and is it a sign that the NFL is becoming proactive versus reactive on player safety issues.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC