Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 15, 2012

The Japanese company Softbank has reached a deal to buy 70 percent of the American wireless carrier Sprint Nextel. The $20 billion deal is the largest ever Japanese acquisition of a foreign company. Governor Mitt Romney and President Obama will face off on the debate stage for the second time tomorrow night. How will voters' personal finances factor in to the election? -- it's been called the wikipedia of rap and it just got $15 million dollars in venture capital funding -- but how will the rising star website solidfy its place as more than just a passing fad?

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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.