Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 5, 2011

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti unveiled a firm austerity plan for his country. In the wake of a tempestuous month for leadership, we take a look at accountability, both in Europe and at American universities. Allan Sloan explains the payroll tax cuts, and reporter David Gura spotlights the increasing wealth gap.

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Young Italian students take part in a protest against austerity cuts and lack of jobs on November 17, 2011 in Naples, Italy. It looks like the cuts will have a chance of going through.
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President Barack Obama speaks on November 30, 2011. He is expected this week to push for the approval of Richard Cordray as the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Protestors hold up placards during a demonstration in the streets of Brussels on December 2, 2011 against harsh measures promised by the incoming Belgian government to fend off the eurozone debt crisis Brussels.
U.C. Davis chancellor Linda Katehi looks down during a U.C. Regents meeting on Nov. 28, 2011 in Davis, Calif. Student protesters and members of the Occupy movement are calling for a general strike at the U.C. Davis campus to coincide with the UC Regents meeting that is being held on four U.C. campuses. Students are outraged in the wake of an incident where a U.C. Davis police officer pepper sprayed protestors who sat passively with their arms locked.
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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.