Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 28, 2013

We are just a day away from the sequester, which is Washington-speak for $85 billion worth of  federal spending cuts. The people who will feel the pinch first will likely be federal workers, some of whom could lose 20 percent of their pay. After the closing bell on Wall Street yesterday, J.C. Penny reported plunging sales and a half a billion dollars in losses for the last quarter. What's got the retailer down? And bankers in Europe are facing a cap on their bonuses as early as next year.

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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.