Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday August 4, 2014

Leaders from across Africa are in Washington for the next few days to talk about trade, economic development, and combating poverty.  Trade between the US and Africa is down, as demand for one of the region's prime export commodities, crude oil, is lower in the US.  The summit also comes at a time that China has been working to be sub-Saharan Africa's best friend. Plus, how are things the Monday after the worst week for the stock market in about two years? Also, flight delays and cancellations cost airlines billions of dollars a year and since our time is also worth something, it costs passengers enormous amounts as well. But what if better weather data -- info gathered by planes themselves -- could mitigate delays? 

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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.