Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Among the topics discussed in last night's debate, one word has caught the attention of global markets this morning: Sequestration. Today Facebook is set to release its second quarterly earnings report since going public back in May. Alan Wurtzel, former CEO of Circuit City, shares his views about the downfall of the company and his new book. Yesterday, several Texas school districts began their court case against the way the state funds public schools.

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Breaking down the China debate

Last night's presidential debate about foreign policy covered a range of topics. As expected, the candidates touched on China and its high-profile relationship to the United States.
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Facebook employees poised to cash in

Screens display the start of trading in Facebook shares at the NASDAQ stock exchange on Times Square in New York, on May 18, 2012.
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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.