Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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Economy

Obstacles facing virtual Mexican border fence

A mobile observation tower manned by members of the Texas National Guard watches the for people illegally crossing from Mexico to the United States in the area known as La Valle along the Rio Grande near El Paso, Texas. This tower is part of the "virtual fence," made up of seismic and visual sensors, video cameras, radar and night vision optics.
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World

Britain to introduce 'happiness index'

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World
Prince William and Kate Middleton pose for photographs in the State Apartments of St James Palace on November 16, 2010 in London, England. After much speculation, Clarence House today announced the engagement of Prince William to Kate Middleton. The couple will get married in either the Spring or Summer of next year and continue to live in North Wales while Prince William works as an air sea rescue pilot for the RAF. The couple became engaged during a recent holiday in Kenya having been together for eight years.
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Life

FourLoko makers plan to remove caffeine

Cans of Four Loko are seen in the liquor department of a Kwik Stop store on October 27, 2010 in Miami, Florida. The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing whether the drinks are safe for consumers after complaints that the fruit flavored malt beverage keeps consumers from realizing how intoxicated they are leading to possible alcohol poisoning.
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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.