Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 2, 2012

A mild winter in many parts of the country has helped some businesses, like construction, while at the same time hurting others. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa explains why we should get rid of the dollar bill once and for all. Russians will vote on Sunday in the country's presidential election and late tonight, United and Continental airlines are merging -- their reservation systems.

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The rising gas prices in the early part of this year could put a damper on the recovery, specifically consumer spending.
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A 'For Rent' sign hangs in a vacant store window in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, Ill. The rental market is booming right now as the economy is slightly improving.
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Infuse 4G Demo Area at an AT&T and Samsung's presentaion on June 16, 2011 in Biloxi, Miss. AT&T customers who have been used to unlimited data may be in for a shock.
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Shoppers pass an AT&T phone store at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. The company will soon start thwarting users who take too much data each month.

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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.