Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A new paper out claims that high frequency trading -- stock trades executed by computers at very high speeds -- may be taking money away from traditional investors. As 200 countries meet in Doha this week for the latest round of United Nations' climate change talks, new sources of fossil fuel are stirring up the climate change conversation.  And politicians across the Midwest are pressing the President to declare a state of emergency on the Mississippi River in order to allow barge traffic to keep flowing. An epic shortage of water in the Mississippi has put major pressure on everything from food items, to electricity.

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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.