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Marketplace for Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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Airing on Tuesday, June 30, 2015: Puerto Rico is in dire financial straits, with its governor saying it cannot pay its $72 billion in debt. He wants to defer payments and negotiate with creditors. We look at what Puerto Rico’s options. Next: President Obama announced Tuesday that he will update labor rules to allow workers extra pay for work beyond 40 hours. Marketplace’s Scott Tong looks at who, exactly, will be eligible for overtime. Plus: in another sign that for-profit schools are feeling the heat, the University of Phoenix is making big cuts to its associate degree programs, closing some campuses and, for the first time, establishing admissions requirements. Marketplace explores the reasons why. 


Segments From this episode

By The Numbers

The Greek debt crisis by the numbers

by Marketplace Staff Jun 30, 2015
Marketplace's Paddy Hirsch explains the Greek debt crisis.

Pushing back against a new wave of piracy

by Sam Harnett Jun 30, 2015
Popcorn Time streams TV shows and films for free — and it's especially tough to shut down.

Working hard for the money — will overtime help?

by Scott Tong Jun 30, 2015
President Obama has announced that he will update labor rules to allow workers extra pay for work.

University of Phoenix to shrink enrollment

by Amy Scott Jun 30, 2015
The for-profit college will cut degree programs and introduce new admissions requirements, as new regulations take effect.
Final Note

Londoner crowdfunding cash for Greek bailout

by Kai Ryssdal Jun 30, 2015
One man is taking it to the people to save Greece.

Facing huge debt, Puerto Rico weighs its options

by Nova Safo Jun 30, 2015
The U.S. territory is treated like a state — and cannot, by law, declare bankruptcy.

Officer training for mental health in short supply

by Alisa Roth Jun 30, 2015
A large number of inmates have a serious mental illnesses.
Greeks in crisis

Greece misses debt repayment deadline

by Stephen Beard Jun 30, 2015
Greece has failed to repay 1.6 billion euro debt owed to the IMF on time.

The secret work life of bees

by Kai Ryssdal and Mukta Mohan Jun 30, 2015
David Wallace-Wells from New York Magazine discusses the overworked honey bee.

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