Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 27, 2013

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives today cut a deal with the center-left in Germany to form a coalition government that is pledging some serious new spending. From the Carolinas to Maine, it's just filthy out there this morning. The bad weather is settled over some key East Coast airports on this busiest travel day. If your mother is really counting on you showing up for the meal, there are ways to work around the weather without bankrupting yourself. And, in the U.S. smart phone market, the Windows Phone seems firmly stuck in third place, far behind the likes of Android and Apple. But it's a different story in Latin America. New data show, for the second straight quarter, sales of phone with the Microsoft system surpassed Apple's iPhone and trailed only Android.

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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.