Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 13, 2012

Apple tries to launch its latest iPhone 4S in mainland China to disastrous results. As cash-strapped local and state governments look to raise more money, many are moving toward privatizing things that used to be public -- but is that a good thing? And the University of Connecticut said this week that one of its scientists falsified data in a new study about red wine that claimed the drink slows the aging process.

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Mario Draghi and the European Central Bank are happy that their plan to lend to eurozone banks is helping countries there borrow.
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The unmasking of fraud by a leading researcher into the health benefits of wine has called into question the entire body of knowledge about the fermented grape.
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U.C. Berkeley students walk through Sather Gate on the U.C. Berkeley campus.
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U.S. President Barack Obama announces plans today to try to cut down on government spending by merging offices.

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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.