Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 1, 2012

The board of directors at mining company Xstrata have backed a revised takeover bid from commodities trader Glencore International. As the Supreme Court starts its fall session, one case involving affirmative action has caught the attention of businesses. A Sundance documentary that argues America's profit-driven health care system isn't necessarily making people healthier has an unlikely backer. And what's the strategy behind the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve? Reporter Eve Troeh tells us. Plus, stories on Japan's gloomy manufacturers, Victoria's Secret at Cowboys stadium, cell phone location privacy, and Greece.

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A lot happened while you slept. Marketplace Morning Report® host David Brancaccio explores the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make smart decisions. We've also launched a new series about how machines, robots and algorithms are increasingly entering the workforce. We're looking at what humans can do about it with a new journey to find robot-proof jobs. Read more here.