Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The political leaders of the U.S., Mexico, and Canada are meeting this week in Mexico for their regular summit, sometimes called the meeting of the "Three Amigos." One of the things expected to come out of this year's event is a new program to encourage business travel by relaxing some border controls. Plus, the talent consulting firm Mercer publishes its annual Worldwide Quality of Living Survey.  It compares cities based on political, social, economic, and environmental factors, personal safety and health, education, and public services. Cities are ranked against New York, which is the base city with an index score of 100. So how do the world's cities stack up on quality of life? What counts as good living? And why is the Big Apple the baseline?

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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.