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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 1, 2013
May 1, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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TV and video producers are trying to lock in advertising money for shows that will stream online at the Digital Content New Fronts. This year, some old-media players are in attendance. Today is International Workers Day, and to mark the occasion, protestors in Greece are rallying against austerity. And what is a 529 plan, and is it a good option for college savings?

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Old media battles online companies for digital ad spending

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May 1, 2013
There are some unexpected newcomers to the digital video world as advertising grows. Magazine publisher Condé Nast is one of the new big names rolling out a suite of original video content.

Going for dollars, public universities are taking more out-of-state students

May 1, 2013
It's decision day for students, and many of them will be going out of state. Who loses in this equation?

How low can you go? Fed expected to keep interest rates low, but not lower

May 1, 2013
The Federal Reserve isn't expected to lower rates any more than it already has.

Is anti-austerity fever cooling off in Greece?

May 1, 2013
Protestors in Greece are rallying against austerity. The gathering comes just days after the country's government voted to allow 15,000 public employee layoffs.

Is a 529 college savings account right for you?

May 1, 2013
Many parents are opting for 529 savings plans -- college savings accounts that aren’t subject to any tax as long as the money’s used for tuition. Are they right for you?
UW-Madison mascot Bucky Badger waves a rally towel during the 2012 Rose Bowl football game between the University of Wisconsin-Madison Badgers on Jan. 2, 2012.
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PODCAST: Out-of-state tuition grab, which way will the Fed wag?

May 1, 2013
What will the Federal Reserve do next? Out-of-state enrollment grows at state universities. And are smells coming to a theater near you?

TV and video producers are trying to lock in advertising money for shows that will stream online at the Digital Content New Fronts. This year, some old-media players are in attendance. Today is International Workers Day, and to mark the occasion, protestors in Greece are rallying against austerity. And what is a 529 plan, and is it a good option for college savings?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC