Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, May 3, 2012

After last year's tsunami in Japan, millions of tons of debris floated across the Pacific, some of it reaching all the way to the West Coast of the U.S. Now, someone is going to have to pay to clean it up. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner are in China today and some of the focus is on on a blind Chinese dissident who took refuge at the U.S. embassy in Beijing. And this election year, you're going to hear a lot about government regulations, and whether they're too tough or not tough enough.  

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Teachers and students from California demonstrate against potential statewide cuts of up to $4 billion in education spending. More than 9,000 planned layoffs were reported in education sector in April, according to the planned layoffs report from Challenger, Gray and Christmas.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner holds a briefing. Do Americans trust him and other leaders to make the proper economic decisions?
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in Washington, D.C. Today, both officials are in China, but the focus is mostly on one Chinese dissident.
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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.