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For-profit college troubles showing up at DeVry — 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 — 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 — 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? — 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.

Jan 05, 2016

"Consumers' love of spice" and other #food #trends to watch in 2016 via @marketplace

Food giant General Mills tries out some new tactics — 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:

Jan 20, 2016

RT @WBG_Agriculture: For every 1°C of global warming, grain yields will decline by 5%.

Jan 19, 2016

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

Dec 18, 2015

Really interesting. I'm sure it's not the final word on the matter.…

Dec 14, 2015

Hi there, thanks for your note. You can email me at 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:

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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