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Marketplace for Friday, March 14, 2014
Mar 14, 2014

Marketplace for Friday, March 14, 2014

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After two years in the making, the proposed Gainful Employment Rule is out. Career colleges (mainly for-profits), whose students graduate with dim job prospects and too much debt, will find their revenue streams cut off . Also: Ghanain oil, Baton Rouge, and a weekly wrap of this week's news.

Segments From this episode

'Big Men' filmmaker chronicles oil boom in Ghana

Mar 14, 2014
Rachel Boynton follows a Texan oil company and Ghanaian government officials as they scramble to profit from newly discovered oil wells off the coast in her new documentary, "Big Men."

Middle class families fight over East Baton Rouge schools

Mar 14, 2014
Some residents want to leave a struggling public school system by incorporating a new town, St. George.
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A raft of weak economic data out of China

Mar 14, 2014
Industrial output, fixed asset investment, retail sales, you name it: all slipped the first two months of the year, defying expectations. But we've seen this before.

That extra hour of daylight finally comes in handy

Mar 14, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for the week of March 17, 2014

The 5 second rule actually works

Mar 14, 2014
In which science completely validates conventional wisdom.

For-profit colleges and concerns over 'gainful employment'

Mar 14, 2014
A look at the numbers behind the Gainful Employment Rule and its potential impact on the industry.

Weekly Wrap: Hurray for Washington?

Mar 14, 2014
Nela Richardson and Sudeep Reddy talk about what happened this week, economy-wise, and why.

After two years in the making, the proposed Gainful Employment Rule is out. Career colleges (mainly for-profits), whose students graduate with dim job prospects and too much debt, will find their revenue streams cut off . Also: Ghanain oil, Baton Rouge, and a weekly wrap of this week’s news.

Music from the episode

CINCO Minutos Con Vos Elvis Costello And The Roots
Digital Love Daft Punk
Babylon of the Occident - Instrumental The Shanghai Restoration Project