Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Federal Reserve could vote today on a proposed merger between Capital One and ING Direct USA. We talk to two unemployed Spanish women about what it is like to live in a country with such poor job prospects. The Grand Canyon announces a ban on bottled water, despite fears that Coca-Cola, a big parks sponsor, would react badly. And Wal-Mart chooses a new head for its China operations.

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U.S. Senate Democrats appear during a news conference on the STOCK Act on February 2, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The bill now will face changes as it hopes to pass through the house.
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People walk by the front of the New York Stock Exchange on February 3, 2012 in New York City. Why are markets back up lately?
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A woman manipulates potatoes before their transformation in French fries on October 18, 2011 at the McCain factory in Harnes, northern France. Bus stations in the U.K. are now featuring a new McCain ad campaign, complete with baked potato scent.
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A sign is pictured in front of a wall, painted with the logo of Finland's mobile phone manufacturer Nokia. The company announced 4,000 planned layoffs today, including 1,000 in its home country of Finland.
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A lot happened while you slept. Marketplace Morning Report® host David Brancaccio explores the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make smart decisions.