Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 14, 2013

French politicians have their eyes on a potential new source of revenue: smart phones and tablets. France is considering the idea of putting a tax on these mobile digital devices in an effort to fund French culture. And, in China, controversy is swirling around the country's most celebrated movie director. Zhang Yimou faces a $26 million fine for fathering seven children, a violation of China's one-child policy. The case is stirring up public anger about inequality between China's rich and poor.  

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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.