Marketplace for Tuesday, January 11, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, January 11, 2010

For-profit schools are struggling

For-profit schools like the University of Phoenix used to be very successful, but thanks to new regulations on recruiting and high student loans, the schools are struggling to enroll students. Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Education

Freakonomics: Should we pay for our trash?

In the latest edition of Freakonomics Radio, Stephen Dubner talks to Kai Ryssdal about what it might take to get people to throw away less trash.
Posted In: Environment, Taxes

How BP got 'In Too Deep'

Kai Ryssdal talks with Bloomberg reporter Alison Fitzgerald about her new book co-written with Stanley Reed, "In Too Deep," which covers BP's troubled history.
Posted In: Books, Oil

Despite economic outlook, we're still fascinated by the super-rich

Bloomberg News has just hired away the editor of the Forbes 400 -- the yearly ranking of super-rich -- and plans on launching its own list next year. But considering the economic times, is this the right time for such a list? Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Personal Finance

BP report recommends stricter safety measures

The BP report released today by the president's commission didn't reveal anything unexpected, but it did recommend no new permits for drilling in the Arctic until safety technology matches drilling ability. Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Oil

GM wants to buy back financing arm

GM wants to buy back a part of Ally Bank, which was formerly known as GMAC, GM's financing arm. Marketplace's Alisa Roth takes a look at how an in-house lender can benefit a car company.
Posted In: Auto

Mixed feelings over Harlem's gentrification

The most recent sign of the New York City neighborhood's gentrification is a new brand name hotel. Marketplace's Janet Babin reports.

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