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Marketplace for Monday, April 13, 2015

Apr 13, 2015

Cuba: not quite open for business

Apr 13, 2015
Amy Scott

President Barack Obama met with Cuban President Raúl Castro on Saturday, at a regional summit in Panama. It was the first face-to-face meeting between leaders of the United States and Cuba in almost 60 years. The two presidents announced in December that they would work to restore full diplomatic relations.

Seth Meyers is getting the hang of his new gig

Apr 13, 2015
Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar

Hosting "Late Night" on NBC wasn't Seth Meyers' first time in the host chair — he'd anchored "Weekend Update' on "Saturday Night Live" since 2006, where he was also a head writer and cast member. "Late Night with Seth Meyers" premiered in February of 2014. After a year's worth of shows, Meyers has gotten the hang of his new gig.

Amy Scott

The movement to curb standardized testing in schools scored a small victory this week. The Florida legislature passed a bill limiting the number of hours students can spend on state and district testing to 45 per school year. 

Even some advocates of standardized testing welcomed the legislation. Two years ago, the Foundation for Excellence in Education looked into how many standardized tests students were taking in Florida. The group was founded by former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who expanded the use of testing in the state.

Your Wallet: Fast money

Apr 10, 2015

What's the fastest money you've ever made? 100 bucks in under a minute? More?

Tell us your story of making fast cash. Write to us, or tweet us — we're at @MarketplaceWKND.

Learning how the Germans learn

Apr 9, 2015
Mallory Noe-Payne

WGBH's "On Campus" producer Mallory Noe-Payne traveled to Germany with reporter Kirk Carapezza, where they visited a handful of cities and universities for a recent series of stories — that also aired on Marketplace — about higher education in the country.

Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Mallory's photo journal of their travels recording on the road.

We arrived in Cologne at the beginning of February, just before the end of the semester.

Marketplace for Thursday, April 9, 2015

Apr 9, 2015
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Explaining stock buybacks

Apr 9, 2015
Paddy Hirsch

Stock buybacks are in the news again. Usually buyback stories are all about companies using their cash reserves to buy back their stock, but this week they’re all about companies stopping their buyback programs.

Stopping German students in their tracks?

Apr 8, 2015
Kirk Carapezza and Mallory Noe-Payne

At an elementary school in Essen, a city in northern Germany, students stream in from recess. They stuff boots into cubbies and hang up their jackets.

The fourth-grade classroom looks a lot like the classrooms in American public schools.  The class has one teacher, who covers all the subjects in the same classroom. Some students excel, some struggle, some are in the middle. 

But next year, that will end.

Marketplace for Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Apr 8, 2015
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