Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 1, 2012

The board of directors at mining company Xstrata have backed a revised takeover bid from commodities trader Glencore International. As the Supreme Court starts its fall session, one case involving affirmative action has caught the attention of businesses. A Sundance documentary that argues America's profit-driven health care system isn't necessarily making people healthier has an unlikely backer. And what's the strategy behind the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve? Reporter Eve Troeh tells us. Plus, stories on Japan's gloomy manufacturers, Victoria's Secret at Cowboys stadium, cell phone location privacy, and Greece.

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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.