Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, November 11, 2013

In the Philippines, the response to the massive typhoon could be hampered by disaster relief budgets already drained by other recent catastrophes, including a massive 7.2 earthquake there last month. The United Nations, the U.S., and E.U. are among those in the international community sending immediate help as well as gearing up for longer-term financial assistance. After two decades of bloodshed, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the main rebel group in the country are expected to sign a peace deal today. Could this be the development needed to put this country, rich in natural resources, on a path toward economic stability? And, it's Veteran's Day. As we honor people serving the country in the military, it would be nice if we could also get them their paychecks regularly and without hassle -- and here's where advances in mobile banking come in. 

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A flood survivor rests on a pedicab surrounded by debris caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban in the eastern Philippine island of Leyte on November 11, 2013. The United States, Australia and the United Nations mobilised emergency aid to the Philippines as the scale of the devastation unleashed by Super Typhoon Haiyan emerged on November 11. 

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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.