Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Illinois governor Pat Quinn will appeal FEMA's decision to deny his state disaster aid in the wake of those deadly  tornadoes a few weeks back. Voters in Mississippi and Alabama head to the polls today, and we take a closer look at the economic policies of Rick Santorum. Southern California ports currently receive most of the imports shipped from Asia. But that could change with a major expansion of the Panama Canal. And tonight, the new NBC TV show "Fashion Star" debuts, and the focus is more on retail than high fashion.

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U.S. retail sales were up 1.1 percent this month, the sharpest gain in five months.
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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.