Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Online user review site Yelp is getting ready for its IPO. The Environmental Protection Agency is in court to defend its landmark global warming finding. A new study reveals the wealthy may be the least ethical. The number of "supercommuters" is on the rise. And the Wealth & Poverty Desk takes a look at poverty, revealing that many who are technically living above the poverty line in the U.S. actually can’t afford to pay for basic needs like clothing and food.

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Yesterday, Standard & Poor's downgraded Greece's credit rating to "selective default."
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Employees of the online review site Yelp watch as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the new East Coast headquarters of the tech company on October 26, 2011 in New York City.
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'Supercommuters' on the rise

The number of people who commute more than 90 miles for work has nearly doubled in many cities over the past 10 years. Here, traffic comes to a standstill on the northbound and the southbound lanes of the Interstate 405 freeway near Los Angeles International Airport.
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Are the wealthy less ethical?

A new study finds that those who feel wealthy are often the least ethical.
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Life
Local residents look at the Costa Allegra cruise liner berthed in Hong Kong prior to its maiden voyage to Mumbai, India, 29 May 2006. A Costa Allegra ship has been set adrift by fire near the Seychelles Islands.
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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.