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For-profit college troubles showing up at DeVry

wvpublic.org — The DeVry Education Group, parent company of DeVry University, one of the nation's biggest for-profit colleges, reports its second quarter earnings Thursday. DeVry is getting hit by several industry trends, including a weaker revenue picture and legal troubles. Enrollments at for-profit colleges have been falling lately, according to Stephen Burd with New America, a public policy institute.

Wal-Mart boosts workers' hourly wages

marketplace.org — Wal-Mart Stores, the nation's largest private employer, is doling out pay increases to about 1.2 million hourly workers. Under a plan announced Wednesday, workers hired before Jan. 1 first will earn at least $10 an hour starting Feb. 20. Or if workers of that tenure already made more than $10 an hour, they'll get at least a two percent raise.

The multi-billion dollar problem of food fraud

What's driving fast-food meal deals?

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 14, 2016

marketplace.org — Airing on Thursday, January 14, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about what wages have to do with the stock market; JPMorgan reporting earnings via Twitter; and we'll have a check-in from the Detroit auto show.

What's driving fast-food meal deals?

wvpublic.org — In the past few weeks, a number of big fast food companies have launched new combo meal deals, such as Burger King's "5 for $4" promotion, McDonald's "McPick Two" menu or Pizza Hut's first-ever "$5 Flavor Menu." The deals allow customers to try a combination of items for only a few bucks.

Why rare-disease treatments can be big business

Just who is a "gun dealer"?

Food trends to watch in 2016

Jan 01, 2016

RT @Marketplace: For food trends in 2016, preservatives are out, but fried chicken is in. mktplc.org/1mpfq0G pic.twitter.com/jrFL6ZeogZ

Jan 05, 2016

"Consumers' love of spice" and other #food #trends to watch in 2016 via @marketplace mktplc.org/1R9mF9F

Food giant General Mills tries out some new tactics

wvpublic.org — On a recent morning, Ryan Eick stood at a table in the middle of a Twin Cities grocery store, spooning up little plastic cups of food samples-roasted broad beans coated in chickpea flour. "Hey, do you want to try a savory snack?" he called out to shoppers. "Oh, I shall!"
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Feb 08, 2016

RT @StribBiz: Here's what happened at Chipotle employee meetings around the country today: strib.mn/1Q2ObQj

Jan 20, 2016

RT @WBG_Agriculture: For every 1°C of global warming, grain yields will decline by 5%. wrld.bg/QeNos pic.twitter.com/obhFOKTO8U

Jan 19, 2016

Reposting this b/c it got buried over the holidays... How a food giant tries to be more entrepreneurial. bit.ly/1RR4Nkm

Dec 18, 2015

Really interesting. I'm sure it's not the final word on the matter. twitter.com/robferdman/sta…

Dec 14, 2015

Hi there, thanks for your note. You can email me at abaxter@marketplace.org or call 651-290-1035.

Dec 03, 2015

RT @AP: BREAKING: Senior defense official: Defense Secretary Carter to open all combat jobs to women in historic change.

Nov 30, 2015

@Erst_Officer @mem_somerville Not sure what you're trying to convey- let's talk over email: abaxter@marketplace.org

Nov 30, 2015

@OrganicisnonGMO My piece was super short and only covered broad GMO/non GMO difference. yes, organics are another story


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