Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 27, 2014

It's a sea of red, red, and more red if you're looking out at emerging markets this morning, with numbers like -2 percent. What's going on? Just over 3 years ago, a Tunisian street vendor set himself on fire, kicking off the Arab Spring. Much of the revolution had its roots in economic instability. This weekend, Tunisia adopted a new, more progressive constitution. We take a look at the economic challenges it's still facing as it rebuilds. And, coffee prices are at a 6 and a half year low. Great news for coffee lovers, right? Well, maybe not.  

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A newsstand owner counts Argentine pesos bills in Buenos Aires on January 24, 2014. Argentina on Friday lifted restrictions in place since 2011 that limited the purchase of foreign currency, a day after the peso suffered its worst single-day dive since the 2002 financial crisis. 
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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.