The following video is part of this week's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, along with Jason Moser and Charly Travers, discuss the latest business news. Apollo Group, owner of the University of Phoenix, saw its shares fall earlier this week despite quarterly earnings that were better than expected. In this segment, the guys analyze the for-profit education industry and identify the two companies that get the best grades for investors.
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