Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 13, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits Brazil today -- and he's got his diplomatic work cut out for him. Brazil is one of the U.S.'s biggest trading partners, and the government there is deeply unhappy over revelations about the NSA's spying program as disclosed by Edward Snowden. Also, we look at a border spat in Europe between Britain and Spain over the British colony of Gibraltar. And, remember Beanie Babies, the plush toy that inspired legions of obsessed fans in the 1990s? Marketplace Morning Report tells the true story of one family who squandered $100,000 snapping up Beanie Babies with the hope the pellet-stuffed critters would one day make them rich.

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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto delivers a speech before the signing of the bill of constitutional reform that allows state-owned oil company Pemex to partner with private for exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons, keeping the company in the hands of the State in Mexico City, on August 12, 2013.
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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.