Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The White House confirmed this morning that President Obama will nominate Janet Yellen as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve. If she is confirmed by Congress, she will be the first woman to hold that position. Yellen is currently the Fed's vice chairwoman and a former member of Bill Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers  We'll find out who she is, and also take a look at the legacy of Ben Bernanke, the man she will potentially be replacing. Also, Walmart experiences a major setback in its quest to become a retail giant in India.

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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.