Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Federal Reserve is not taking any major new steps to help the economy at this time -- but it will spring into action if there's another slowdown. US Airways is trying to buy the bankrupt American Airlines, and it's making a lot of promises -- but can it keep them if the merger goes through? Pepsico is reporting earnings today, and as the cost of ingredients rises, one factory is looking towards sustainability to save dough. And Burger King says that within the next five years, it will buy only cage-free eggs and pork.

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A US Airways tail rest on the tarmac near an American Airlines plane at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va. US Airways has won the support of unions at the bankrupt American Airlines for a proposal to fold the two companies into one giant carrier, US Airways CEO Doug Parker said on April 20, 2012.
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Fiat automobile on display during An Evening with Chrysler at the Motor Village of Los Angeles on November 16, 2010 in Los Angeles, Calif.
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The Ice Cream Man gives out free ice cream backstage during the Lollapalooza music festival at Grant Park on in Chicago. After a few years of trouble, more teens should be able to find work this summer.
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A detail of the Pepsi Cola sign is seen in the outfield as the New York Mets host the Atlanta Braves during their Opening Day Game at Citi Field on April 5, 2012 in New York City.
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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.