Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 2, 2012

Mayor of Chicago and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel speaks about health care reform, inspiration from other mayors, and parking meters. The nation's largest manager of pharmacy benefit plans is getting even bigger as Express Scripts expects to finalize its merger with Medco this week. As Myanmar takes steps in the direction of democracy after decades of strict rule, big economic changes are also in store for the country. Right now, the Food and Drug Administration has very little power to police the cosmetics and personal care products industry.  But three separate bills in Congress could change that.

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World
People wait to change money at a money changer center in Yangon on April 2, 2012. Today, Myanmar began a managed flotation of its currency.
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Business
Right now the Food and Drug Administration is all but powerless to regulate cosmetics. Bills in Congress could give the industry a facelift by banning ingredients linked to cancer and other disorders.
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Business
Bottles of prescription pills go through an automated packaging machine in the Medco pharmacy plant in Willingboro, N.J. Medco could soon merge with another large company, Express Scripts.
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Business
The newly completed U.S. headquarters for Avon Products Inc. are seen on September 14, 2011 in New York City.
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Economy
General atmosphere during Tim McGraw's launch of his new fragrance 'McGraw' with Coty and performs with his band at the Highline Ballroom on April 29, 2008 in New York City. Coty has tried to offer Avon a deal to take over the company, but Avon has refused thus far.
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Health Care
A practice that's being called "adverse tiering" may be driving away patients with pre-existing conditions.
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Economy
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduces President Barack Obama during a fundraiser at the Aragon Ballroom on Aug. 3, 2011 in Chicago, Ill.
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World
A surveillance camera is pictured near King's Cross in London. British citizens are used to being watched by their government, but is it being pushed too far?
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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.