Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 29, 2013

There is a simmering deal in the telecom industry that could soon remove a British accent from many U.S. mobile phones. Vodaphone of Britain owns a chunk of Verizon Wireless, and Verizon of New Jersey would like it back -- but is going to have to pay big money to get it. "Rich in anti-oxidants." "Low-fat." "All-natural." Today's shoppers are seeing more and more so-called health-conscious food labels. One brand trying to ride the wave is Campbell Soup Company, which reports its profits and losses today. But a green "Heart Check" label on its soup cans is now the subject of a class action lawsuit. And, when it comes to retirement savings, statistics show too many people won't have nearly enough and it's something the slow economic recovery isn't fixing on its own

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Employees and supporters demonstrate outside of a Wendy's fast-food restaurant to demand higher pay and the right to form a union on July 29, 2013 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.