Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 20, 2012

While there's been some not-so-great economic news lately, Marketplace economics correspondent Chris Farrell says to forget all you're hearing from Wall Street and Washington and focus on what's going on in America's 'middleweight cities.' There are new details today in a major political scandal in China involving the case of the once powerful Chinese official Bo Xilai. Stadiums are often put into bad parts of town to make them better, and Fenway Park in Boston -- which turns 100 today -- was no exception. And U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talks about the Farm Bill.

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People watch Giants' Victory Parade from a McDonalds' window on February 7, 2012 in New York City.
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General Electric clothes driers are sold at a department store in Los Angeles, Calif. The company reports earnings today.
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China's Chongqing Municipality Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai leaves after the third plenary meeting of the National People's Congress (NPC) at The Great Hall Of The People on March 9, 2012 in Beijing, China.
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France's Socialist Party (PS) candidate for the 2012 French presidential election Francois Hollande waves on stage during a campaign meeting in the French southwestern city of Bordeaux on April 19, 2012. Hollande has been very critical of France's austerity measures.
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News happens while you sleep. Marketplace Morning Report gives you a head start on the day. Throughout the morning, host David Brancaccio shares the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make the smartest decisions. And from London, host Anu Anand presents Marketplace Morning Report from BBC World Service to bring you up to speed as the global economy shifts. It's the world perspective you need, from two trusted sources.