Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 20, 2015
May 20, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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Airing on Wednesday, May 20, 2015: We'll talk about the high price tag of a possible merger in the cable industry: Altice of France is in talks to buy Suddenlink, a U.S. cable company, for about $10 billion. More on that. Plus, the Senate Education Committee meets Wednesday. Sen. Lamar Alexander, who chairs the committee and is a former secretary of education, has proposed that colleges share in the risk of lending to students. He says this would lead to reduced student borrowing. How would it work if colleges had “skin in the game,” and how realistic is the proposal? We explore. Plus, in our next installment of our series "Pro Tool: Tools of the Professional," we'll talk about the notebook one writer says he can't work without.

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The perfect writing surface

May 20, 2015
A writer talks about how his process starts with the paper.

Even with insurance, people avoid the doctor

May 20, 2015
Insurance plans with high deductibles and co-pays, mean rising out-of-pocket costs.

If students default, should colleges pay up?

May 20, 2015
A Senate committee is considering changes to college loan default rules.

PODCAST: Skin in the game

May 20, 2015
Wall Street eyes the fed, colleges may have to pay up for defaulted loans, and the costs of investing in a hedge fund.

Airing on Wednesday, May 20, 2015: We’ll talk about the high price tag of a possible merger in the cable industry: Altice of France is in talks to buy Suddenlink, a U.S. cable company, for about $10 billion. More on that. Plus, the Senate Education Committee meets Wednesday. Sen. Lamar Alexander, who chairs the committee and is a former secretary of education, has proposed that colleges share in the risk of lending to students. He says this would lead to reduced student borrowing. How would it work if colleges had “skin in the game,” and how realistic is the proposal? We explore. Plus, in our next installment of our series “Pro Tool: Tools of the Professional,” we’ll talk about the notebook one writer says he can’t work without.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC