Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 11, 2013

Michael Dell's plan to buy his computer company back from shareholders is turning into a bit of a challenge. At least one major shareholder, Carl Icahn, is saying shareholders should get more out of the deal. China's government says it plans to strip power away from the agency that oversees the country's controversial one-child policy. Observers say this could spell the beginning of the end for the rule. And over the weekend, Mariano Rivera announced his retirement from the New York Yankees. We take a look at how his career changed the game for Major League Baseball.

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For IT professionals, Microsoft has invented a holiday -- of sorts. The second Tuesday of every month is the day Microsoft releases the latest batch of security patches for it's software: Patch Tuesday. This week, the company has more than half-dozen security fixes, as cyber threats mount for Microsoft and Apple software.

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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.