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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Mar 5, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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The Obama administration is reportedly exploring new guidance this week that allows insurers to continue offering non-ACA-compliant health plans.  This temporary fix helps avoid a wave of plan cancellations set to come right before midterm elections. How many people will this affect?  Is this purely political, or would some really become uninsured if they weren’t allowed to keep their old plans? And as a revamped SAT test is unveiled, we look at the battle between the SAT and the ACT, which is getting more heated every year. 

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SAT vs. ACT: The battle

Mar 5, 2014
The firm that administers the SAT is under competitive pressure from other standardized tests.

Another delay for the Affordable Care Act?

Mar 5, 2014
What happens if the implementation of healthcare reform is pushed back again?
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Abandoning orange juice

Mar 5, 2014
Americans are drinking 40 percent less orange juice.

Why China is lowering the bar on its growth

Mar 5, 2014
China chases 7.5 percent economic growth, less pollution, and Internet banking.

PODCAST: Another ACA delay

Mar 5, 2014
The makers of the SAT have a new college admissions test. And Americans are drinking less and less orange juice.

Congress votes to reduce flood-insurance rates—that they raised

Mar 5, 2014
In 2012, Congress updated the National Flood Insurance Program, to reflect higher risks and costs. Now, it wants do-overs.

The Obama administration is reportedly exploring new guidance this week that allows insurers to continue offering non-ACA-compliant health plans.  This temporary fix helps avoid a wave of plan cancellations set to come right before midterm elections. How many people will this affect?  Is this purely political, or would some really become uninsured if they weren’t allowed to keep their old plans? And as a revamped SAT test is unveiled, we look at the battle between the SAT and the ACT, which is getting more heated every year. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC