Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth of July! Independence Day is a big day for sales of American flags, but when it comes to sales of red, white, and blue, -- we're actually in the red. The so-called "living wills" of the nine largest U.S. banks are now available for viewing. And on the day when we celebrate American independence from Britain, an American, former Barclays CEO Bob Diamond, is about to be hauled before a British parliamentary committee after allegations the bank rigged a key interest rate.

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As the U.S. Independence Day holiday approaches, fireworks rest on the counter for sale at the stand in Washington on July 3, 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.