Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, May 10, 2012

President Obama is counting on fundraising support from Hollywood tonight with Mitt Romney out-raising him on Wall Street. Obama made waves when he came out in support of gay marriage, but how do Americans feel about it? U.S. imports and exports have hit record levels. The construction of a new highway between Illinois and Indiana has some residents on edge. And following the crash of a new Russian aircraft in Indoensia, what's the state of its airline industry?

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U.S. trade gap widens

Containers are unloaded from a cargo ship. The Commerce Department reported the U.S. bought a record amount goods from overseas in March. Meanwhile, U.S. companies sold a record amount of stuff overseas. All told, it adds up to a soaring trade gap.
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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.