Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 27, 2013

After reports that Syria's government used chemical weapons outside of Damascus last week, the Obama administration is warning that the regime of Bashar al-Assad will be held accountable for the attacks. As financial markets adjust to the potential for military engagement with Syria by the U.S. and its allies, oil prices in the U.S. and Europe are near a five-month high. And, as employees of the San Francisco Bay Area's mass transit system are in the middle of a 60-day cooling off period over a labor dispute with management, a look at a day in the life of one BART worker.

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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.