Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos snapped up The Washington Post yesterday, along with some other papers, for $250 million. Like most papers, the Post has been losing readers and advertisers. We take a look at what made Bezos do it. One of London's largest financial markets could be moved from the U.K. to the U.S. by its new American owner.  London International Financial Futures Exchange, or LIFFE, could be coming stateside. And, today we'll get an earnings report from First Solar, Inc. The American solar panel manufacturer has been branching out by building large-scale solar power projects -- partially in response to the plummeting price of solar panels.

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who is the new owner of The Washington Post, at a press conference on September 6, 2012 in Santa Monica, California.
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Al Davidson owns a 2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, which he takes off-roading on weekends. During the week he uses the Jeep to run his kids to sports practices and to get to work. He owns his own print shop in Orange County, California. 
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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.