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07-17-15 - Morning Report - Puerto Rico's debt
Airing on Friday, July 17, 2015: The Senate passed an overhaul of the No Child Left Behind act Thursday. Annual testing will still be required in most grades, but the federal government will have less of a role in how those tests are used to hold schools accountable. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joins us to talk about it. Plus, General Electric has asked the U.S. government for permission to do business in Iran. We look at the company's strategy for operating there ahead of GE's earnings report out Friday. Puerto Rico missed a second bond payment as its finances worsened. Can it file for bankruptcy? If so, would that be a solution to its debt problem?…read more