Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 18, 2012

Within a year, Nissan hopes to replace the mechanical method of controlling steering with one that uses electronics. For months now, Spain has been bracing itself for a bailout. While the country waits, the government has already made many of the deep budget cuts that typically come with bailouts. Amazon hopes to get the Kindle into the hands of students to bite into Apple's iPad market share. Genetically modified crops are so pervasive that food companies that don't use GMO ingredients still have traces in their products.

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A report out this morning says college students are leaving school ever deeper in debt. Students graduated last year owing more than $26,000 on average -- up five percent from the year before.
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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.