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Marketplace for Thursday, January 28, 2016

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How the Zika virus is impacting business and travel; schools and children in Flint face the worst of the water crisis; and an interview with GM’s Chief Electric Vehicle Engineer about the new Chevy Bolt. 

Segments From this episode

Facebook figures out Wall Street

by Sally Herships Jan 28, 2016
The social network's latest earnings report shows big gains in mobile

Flint schools face a long-term lead problem

by Raghu Manavalan Jan 28, 2016
Flint's public schools already faced a $10 million budget deficit before the lead crisis.

Those who heat homes with oil welcome price drop

by Marketplace Contributor Jan 28, 2016
But lower home heating oil prices may also slow the conversion to other fuels
Final Note

Contrary to Trump's tweets, Fox ad rates are fine

by Kai Ryssdal Jan 28, 2016
Fox will still maintain steady ad revenue, in spite of Trump's absence at the debate

Thousands of former students apply for debt relief

by Amy Scott Jan 28, 2016
A little-known provision of federal law may offer widespread loan forgiveness

Depressing durable goods don't spell doom

by Jan 28, 2016
While manufacturing is slowing, the services side of the U.S. economy is vibrant.

WHO warns Zika virus could infect 4 million

by Kimberly Adams Jan 28, 2016
Trade is unlikely to be affected but the travel industry is already seeing impact.

Gas prices are down, but electric vehicles are in

by Kai Ryssdal Jan 28, 2016
GM's Pam Fletcher sits down with Kai Ryssdal to discuss investing in electric vehicles

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