Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 5, 2012

President Obama has proposed giving the IRS an 8 percent budget boost in the hopes of bringing in more revenue to the government. We're just a day away from Super Tuesday, when voters in 10 states will choose who they want the Republican presidential nominee to be. The city of St. Louis is trying to get control of its police department back from the state of Missouri. And today, the L.A. Times will follow in the footsteps of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal by starting to charge to access some of the paper online.

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Local residents gather on the beach to commemorate 100 days of the BP oil spill on July 29, 2010 in Grand Isle, La.
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Iceland's former Prime Minister Geir Haarde speaks to the press on September 5, 2011 at the Icelandic Culture House in Reykjavik during his trial for allegedly contributing to the country's stunning economic collapse.
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Ships which have been docked for months after a moratorium on deepwater drilling was imposed in the wake of the BP oil spill are seen in Port Fourchon, La. on April 8, 2011.
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The 'Los Angeles Times' newspaper building in downtown Los Angeles. The paper introduces an online paywall today for some of its content.
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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.