Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 28, 2013

As tensions over a possible U.S.-led military strike against Syria drive up the U.S. dollar, other currencies around the globe are suffering -- especially India's rupee. A perfect storm of economic factors are leading to India's worst economic crisis in two decades. A new report shows a persistent disconnect between the pay of corporate chiefs and their performance. According to the Institute for Policy Studies, nearly 40 percent of the highest paid CEOs either led firms that received bail-out money, lost their jobs, or had to pay fraud related fines after the financial crisis hit. And, at the start of the school year, many teachers are digging into their own bank accounts to pay for classroom supplies.

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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.