Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 6, 2012

States are expected to collect almost $26 billion this fiscal year from a 1998 settlement with the tobacco industry, but only a tiny fraction of that money will be used to prevent people from smoking. It's been just over a year since Michael Woodford lost his job as the CEO of Olympus after challenging the board with tough questions. He's just written a book about the experience called "Exposure: How I went from CEO to Whistleblower." And in the cellphone era, what’s the value of a payphone? New York sees advertising and Internet hot spots as the future for its 11,000 payphones.

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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.