Marketplace Morning Report
Start your day with an up-to-the-minute report on the world of business and finance with host David Brancaccio.
When a tech company like Twitter goes public, the pressure is on to make money and lots of ideas get tried out. Also, as Twitter prepares to go public, it sets a new target for its stock price.
In one of the biggest cases of health care fraud ever, J&J is being fined for improperly marketing a drug for treating schizophrenia. When a country doesn't like what the world thinks of it, it turns to the same branding consultants as big companies. And, why Activision is spending millions to market the new "Call of Duty" game.
SAC Capital has agreed to plead guilty to insider trading and will pay a record $1.2 billion fine. Colorado voters are considering a state measure that would increase state income taxes to fund a significant overhaul of public school financing system. And, a look at supercapacitors.
Starting today, Americans will get less in foods stamp assistance. We talk to one of them. And, the FAA needs to give airline-by-airline approval before you can play "Angry Birds" during takeoff.
Economists are worried about consumers' moods as we head toward the end of the year. Georgia Tech was the first elite university to offer an online degree program and now it’s putting together its first class. And, want to know who died in your house? Now there's a website where you can find out.
2 to 3 percent of people who currently purchase their own insurance will need to switch to a new plan. Edward Snowden’s former employer, Booz Allen Hamilton, announces earnings. Did it feel a Snowden penalty? And, Cuba is shutting down 20,000 businesses that sell clothing.