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.

Listen to the episode
Download

From this Episode

Economy
GM now sells more cars in China than it does in the USA -- now its looking to grow in Southeast Asia.
David McNew/Getty Images
Business
Michael Woodford, former Olympus president and CEO who was dismissed from his post in October 2011, speaks during a press conference at the Japan National Press Club on April 20, 2012.
KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images
Browse the Show
David Brancaccio
Brancaccio david

About the Show

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.