Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The morning after yet another primary Tuesday, we take a deeper look at the economic policies of Mitt Romney. Is cane sugar really better for you than corn syrup? And as gas prices keep going up, the White House could grant a waiver of what's known as the "Jones Act," which currently forbids foreign cargo ships from moving their goods from one American port to another.

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Obama may waive a law so that foreign ships can transport gas from the Gulf of Mexico to the East Coast to ease shortages and lower prices.
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A customer pumps gasoline at a service station in San Francisco, Calif. What needs to happen for oil prices to drop?
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Soda is displayed in a market in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Soda sales have been declining slightly for several years now, even though they still make up a huge part of the beverage market.
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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.