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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Aug 27, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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After reports that Syria's government used chemical weapons outside of Damascus last week, the Obama administration is warning that the regime of Bashar al-Assad will be held accountable for the attacks. As financial markets adjust to the potential for military engagement with Syria by the U.S. and its allies, oil prices in the U.S. and Europe are near a five-month high. And, as employees of the San Francisco Bay Area's mass transit system are in the middle of a 60-day cooling off period over a labor dispute with management, a look at a day in the life of one BART worker.

Segments From this episode

Mercedes works to capture China's growing market for fancy cars

Aug 26, 2013
Mercedes is aiming for a bigger share of the growing Chinese luxury car market.

As labor dispute rolls along, BART workers keep working

Aug 27, 2013
BART employees and management are in the midst of a 60-day cooling-off period, but with little progress reported so far, another strike could be coming.

Uncertainty over Syrian intervention hits oil markets

Aug 27, 2013
The headlines about Syria are altering the shape of financial markets this morning.

It's the return of the debt ceiling debate

Aug 27, 2013
Brace yourself. The debt ceiling showdown is coming back.

At a Texas private school, the investment club actually invests

Aug 27, 2013
Students at the Greenhill School in Dallas are managing a stock portfolio worth $100,000.

PODCAST: Unrest in Syria impacts oil markets

Aug 27, 2013
The headlines about Syria are altering the shape of financial markets today. Airbnb is the latest company to experiment with Vine. And, students at the Greenhill School in Dallas are managing a stock portfolio worth $100,000.

After reports that Syria’s government used chemical weapons outside of Damascus last week, the Obama administration is warning that the regime of Bashar al-Assad will be held accountable for the attacks. As financial markets adjust to the potential for military engagement with Syria by the U.S. and its allies, oil prices in the U.S. and Europe are near a five-month high. And, as employees of the San Francisco Bay Area’s mass transit system are in the middle of a 60-day cooling off period over a labor dispute with management, a look at a day in the life of one BART worker.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC