Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 1, 2012

What is the wealth gap in America? It might be harder than ever to climb the ladder of success and move up in income levels. The U.N. Human Rights Council has voted to condemn the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad. North Korea has reached a deal with the U.S. to suspend its nuclear program in exchange for U.S. food aid. And Justin Bieber turns 18 today, which means he finally gets access to his own finances.

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A woman walks past huge banner of President Bashar al-Assad hanging from the central bank building in the capital in Damascus on Feb. 28, 2012. The U.N. Human Rights Council voted today to condemn the Syrian government, saying the regime's attacks against its own citizens may amount to crimes against humanity.
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The Commerce Department reports both more people working and people with jobs being paid more.
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Bank of America is reportedly currently testing different fee models -- including monthly charges of anywhere from $6 to $25.
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Bank of America is reportedly currently testing different fee models -- including monthly charges of anywhere from $6 to $25.
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The North Korean flag beside the Yalu Bridge which is the main access route for Chinese goods bound for North Korea at the Chinese North Korean border town of Dandong on Dec. 30, 2011. North Korea has reached a deal with the U.S. to suspend its nuclear program in exchange for U.S. food aid.
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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.