Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 2, 2012

Facebook's initial public offering means that the general public now knows more about the company than it did yesterday. In Nebraska, farmers don't typically save, but instead invest back into their farm, with more land or new equipment. Happy Groundhog Day!

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Why Facebook is going public now

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers a keynote address during the Facebook f8 conference on September 22, 2011 in San Francisco, Calif.
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The console in the Mark Jagels' tractor.
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Indiana becomes right-to-work state

Indiana's new right-to-work law means workers can't be forced to join a union in order to get or keep a job. Here, workers at the Jayco factory in Elkhart, Ind., assemble a recreation vehicle (RV) on a fast-moving assembly line.
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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.