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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 13, 2013
May 13, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 13, 2013

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Elections in Pakistan are expected to put Nawaz Sharif back into power, his third term as prime minister. Marketplace Morning Report looks at Pakistan's economy, and the old hand the incoming administration has chosen as the country's new finance minister, Ishaq Dar. And, we take you to the National Craft Championship in Birmingham, Alabama, the Associated Builders and Contractors trade group's competition for handymen and women all over the country.

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New ways to cut wasteful spending at the Pentagon

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Sharif chooses veteran to run Pakistan's shattered economy

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Inside the National Craft Championship

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Bloomberg editor apologizes for violating client privacy

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Elections in Pakistan are expected to put Nawaz Sharif back into power, his third term as prime minister. Marketplace Morning Report looks at Pakistan’s economy, and the old hand the incoming administration has chosen as the country’s new finance minister, Ishaq Dar. And, we take you to the National Craft Championship in Birmingham, Alabama, the Associated Builders and Contractors trade group’s competition for handymen and women all over the country.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC