Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Swiss commodities broker Glencore and global mining giant Xstrara announced a $90 billion merger deal. We talk to one analyst to find out why that matters to you. Also on the show, the Senate weighs a bigger government role in cyber security to protect privately owned critical infrastructure. And Ohio finds an economic bright spot in its homegrown alcohol industry.

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Should the government intervene to fix the foreclosure mess? Gallup reveals the results of its latest poll. Here, foreclosure signs sit on the porch of a foreclosed home on April 6, 2011 in Oakland, Calif.
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Union workers hold signs at the construction site of a new 236-foot FAA control tower at Oakland International Airport over the need for a long term solution to fund the FAA.
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Life
An Iguana sits on the fourth hole at The Westin Rio Mar Beach Resort golf course in Puerto Rico. The invasive species has expanded its population to more than 4 million iguanas in that country. 
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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.