Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 23, 2011

China has just surpassed the United States as the biggest smartphone market in the world. Smartphones here at home are helping consumers to find the best deal this holiday season. Holiday travel could be hindered by fewer flight delays and cancellations, thanks to new government penalties.

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A picture taken on Oct. 29, 2011 shows Air France planes on the tarmac at the Orly airport, outside Paris.
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In this photo illustration precarious towers of one Euro coins stand on Oct. 6, 2011 in Berlin, Germany.
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As housing boomed in the Inland Empire during the 2000s, prices also rose further east across the mountain passes in High Desert communities such as Victorville. There’s still land available for development, but little demand for new houses now.
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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.