Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 19, 2012

It appears more of the world's largest banks are getting roped into allegations of fraud. Four big European banks have joined Barclays in the not-so-prestigious club of financial institutions being investigated for rigging a benchmark lending rate called LIBOR. Of course, this banking scandal comes on the heels of the monster JP Morgan trade-gone-bad, which has cost the bank billions of dollars. What can be done to keep these problems from happening? And more than a dozen top-tier universities are signing on to a plan that will make college more affordable -- by offering some of their courses online for free.

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Corn plants struggle to survive in a drought-stricken farm field on July 18, 2012 near Vincennes, Indiana.
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Russia and China cast a veto as members vote during a United Nations Security Council meeting on Syria July 19, 2012 at the United Nations in New York.
Chinese President Hu Jintao shakes hands with South African President Jacob Zuma at the 5th Ministerial Conference of the China-Africa Forum co-operation on July 19, 2012.
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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.