Economics & Economy

Marketplace for Friday, April 1, 2016

Apr 1, 2016
Marketplace

Donald Trump's International Golf Course is stirring up controversy; Saudi Arabia says its selling its oil assets and creating a sovereign wealth fund; and a look at who is re-entering the work force. 

Unveiling the new Tesla

Apr 1, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about the March jobs report, which showed that the U.S. added 215,000 jobs during the month; changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, that could mean benefits losses for up to 1 million Americans; and the launch of Tesla's new Model 3.

Molly Samuel

The Carroll County College and Career Academy in west Georgia serves students from high schools all over the county. They come to it for what’s called, these days, “Career and Technical Education.” In addition to auto repair and welding, students learn IT skills and video production. 

Chicago teachers stage one-day walkout

Apr 1, 2016
Nova Safo

As teachers in the nation's third-largest school district stage a one-day strike to draw attention to the financial troubles in Chicago's public school system, a former chief of Chicago Public Schools offered a grim assessment.

"Effectively, the district is bankrupt," said Terry Mazany, who was an interim chief at Chicago Public Schools from 2010 to 2011. Mazany is currently the CEO of The Chicago Community Trust, a philanthropic foundation.

Mark Orlowski

Since Marriott International announced its intent to acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in November, speculation has run wild about the impact on Starwood customers. Luckily, there’s been plenty of news to follow.

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