Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 27, 2012

BP's "trial of the century" has been postponed. State tax revenue has been rising at the fastest pace since 2006 -- many states are even reporting surpluses. Some German tax experts want to volunteer their services to Greece, but Greek tax officials aren't happy with the idea. Warren Buffett reveals Berkshire Hathaway has chosen his successor -- but he isn't saying who. And Mitchell Hartman reports from the Wealth and Poverty Desk on the definition of wealth.

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Governors attending the National Governors Association 2012 Winter Meeting listen to Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of Gallup, discuss the importance of state economies. Amid gloomy reports of government budget deficits, there was some good news at this meeting in Washington.
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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.