Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday September 17, 2014
Sep 17, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday September 17, 2014

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First up, more on reports that China's central bank is injecting the yuan equivalent of $81 billion dollars into its stumbling economy. The People's Bank of China has not confirmed this but markets are moving on the reports. Plus, we're just learning from the U.S. Census Bureau that the federal poverty rate has fallen, albeit slightly, for the first time since 2006. Last year, 14.5 percent of Americans were officially "poor," down from 15 percent the year before. But a new report out today says far more families are financially insecure. And schools this fall are using data drawn from students in ornate ways. The idea is to personalize education, to figure out which teaching techniques are working and to make school services more efficient. As just one part of our series we're calling "The Quantified Student," Marketplace's Adriene Hill went in search of the data driven...cafeteria.

 

Segments From this episode

New law cracks down on businesses that ban bad reviews

Sep 17, 2014
A new law stops businesses from banning customers from posting bad reviews online.

How student data improves the lunch line

Sep 17, 2014
Tracking students in the cafeteria can make schools more efficient, but at a cost.

Scottish independence: the cost of uncertainty

Sep 17, 2014
Complicated calculations are in store if Scotland votes to separate from the UK.

Middle class, but "asset poor"

Sep 17, 2014
Nearly half of households in major U.S. cities are “liquid asset poor."

PODCAST: Negotiating an independent Scotland

Sep 17, 2014
NFL policy, the Yelp law, and Scotland's economic future.

NFL sponsors chime in on recent scandals

Sep 17, 2014
Big-money sponsors react to multiple cases of domestic abuse in the NFL.

First up, more on reports that China’s central bank is injecting the yuan equivalent of $81 billion dollars into its stumbling economy. The People’s Bank of China has not confirmed this but markets are moving on the reports. Plus, we’re just learning from the U.S. Census Bureau that the federal poverty rate has fallen, albeit slightly, for the first time since 2006. Last year, 14.5 percent of Americans were officially “poor,” down from 15 percent the year before. But a new report out today says far more families are financially insecure. And schools this fall are using data drawn from students in ornate ways. The idea is to personalize education, to figure out which teaching techniques are working and to make school services more efficient. As just one part of our series we’re calling “The Quantified Student,” Marketplace’s Adriene Hill went in search of the data driven…cafeteria.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC