Jul 6, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about the value of the British pound against the dollar; the University of Phoenix's plans to sell itself to a group of private equity investors; and a couple of young hitchhikers from China who are…

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University of Phoenix takeover awaits approval

Jul 6, 2016
Proposed buyer has ties to the Obama Administration.
 A sign marks the location of the University of Phoenix Chicago Campus in Schaumburg, Illinois.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

How to access your hard-earned money before payday

Jul 6, 2016
A growing number of companies now offer a cheaper alternative to payday loans.
Payday is arriving earlier for some Americans.
George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images

Tired of urban life, young Chinese hit the road

Jul 6, 2016
More office workers are quitting their jobs to explore remote corners of their country.
Ye Tong, left, and Lu Cheng, right, have quit their jobs among the office towers of urban China in favor of hitchhiking the backroads of the country’s far west.
Rob Schmitz/Marketplace

The drive to put money in investments

Jul 6, 2016
Uncertain investors, faster wages, and robot maintenance.

British pound hits 31-year low overnight

Jul 6, 2016
UK currency is still shaky in light of Brexit uncertainty.
A British pound coin sits atop Euro notes.
Matt Cardy/Getty Images

On today’s show, we’ll talk about the value of the British pound against the dollar; the University of Phoenix’s plans to sell itself to a group of private equity investors; and a couple of young hitchhikers from China who are tired of urban life and the social pressures that come with it.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC