Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 23, 2012

While you were eating that Turkey, two giant companies were inching ever closer to a $33 billion marriage. Glencore, the Swiss commodities trading firm, is trying to takeover a mining company called Xstrata. If you head out for some Black Friday shopping today, take a moment to think about where those products are made: Probably in a big warehouse somewhere. But the way that warehouse operates may be changing, with a greater focus on skilled workers and technology. Plus, why holiday food prices may be a bit higher than normal this December.

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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.