Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 24, 2012

Michael Jordan plays defense against a Chinese sportswear company. Romney's doing his best to sway voters to pick him in next week's primary, playing up his Michigan roots and pushing hard for a law that would get rid of mandatory-union-membership in union shops. And host Jeremy Hobson wraps up a week in Michigan by taking a closer look at two places in Detroit with the same name, but very different stories.

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Ever wish you could choose who you sit next to on a long flight overseas? The Dutch airline KLM is launching a program to help you do just that.
The words, 'God Loves This City' are painted on the front of an abandoned home in Detroit, Mich. The city has been hard hit by the recession, but how will that play out in this year's presidential election?
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Three golden pawnbroker balls hang beside a sign for a pawnbroker in Argyle Street in Glasgow, Scotland. Some pawn shops in the U.S. are reportedly now accepting expensive bottles of wine.
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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.