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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Jan 15, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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The World Bank says 2014 is going to be a good year for many global economies. As more patients visit doctors for their first check-ups under the Affordable Care Act, you might think the those in the medical lab business would benefit -- but the truth is more complicated.

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NCAA to debate paying college athletes a stipend

Jan 15, 2014
As the NCAA gathers for its annual meeting, is it considering a first step toward paying players?

Why the medical testing biz is like Gucci handbags

Jan 15, 2014
You'd think with millions of new patients coming in that lab owners would be drooling over their microscopes.

The World Bank has a sunny forecast for the year

Jan 15, 2014
As rich economies expand, stronger growth globally is expected.

Bringing the long-term unemployed back to the office

Jan 15, 2014
President Obama has called on employers to stop passing over long-term jobless applicants.

The Fed: Cash cow or sitting duck?

Jan 15, 2014
When the Fed sends less money to the Capitol, it also loses some political capital.

Why is it so hard to cut Pentagon spending?

Jan 15, 2014
The trillion dollar budget agreement Congress is voting on initially included curbs on pension increases for military retirees. But they've been scaled back.

PODCAST: The Fed -- cash cow or sitting duck?

Jan 15, 2014
The long-term unemployed, the NCAA debates paying its student athletes, and the Fed's bond portfolio.

The World Bank says 2014 is going to be a good year for many global economies. As more patients visit doctors for their first check-ups under the Affordable Care Act, you might think the those in the medical lab business would benefit — but the truth is more complicated.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC