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PODCAST: Boston on lockdown

Jeremy Hobson Apr 19, 2013

Two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during their getaway attempt in a long night of violence that left one of them dead and another still at large on Friday morning.

Authorities have described the suspect on the loose as a dangerous terrorist and have urged residents of Watertown, Mass., and several other nearby cities and towns to stay in their homes. All modes of Boston area transit have been suspended. Businesses are being asked to remain closed as the search continues.

French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici said on Sunday that France’s economy is expected to grow just 0.1 percent this year, a downward revision from the country’s initial target. Moscovici, who is part of the Socialist goverment of Francois Hollande, was selected along with his party on the promise of more growth and less austerity. Moscovici joined Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to discuss the state of the French economy and where it is headed in the future.

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