Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Swiss commodities broker Glencore and global mining giant Xstrara announced a $90 billion merger deal. We talk to one analyst to find out why that matters to you. Also on the show, the Senate weighs a bigger government role in cyber security to protect privately owned critical infrastructure. And Ohio finds an economic bright spot in its homegrown alcohol industry.

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Should the government intervene to fix the foreclosure mess? Gallup reveals the results of its latest poll. Here, foreclosure signs sit on the porch of a foreclosed home on April 6, 2011 in Oakland, Calif.
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Union workers hold signs at the construction site of a new 236-foot FAA control tower at Oakland International Airport over the need for a long term solution to fund the FAA.
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An Iguana sits on the fourth hole at The Westin Rio Mar Beach Resort golf course in Puerto Rico. The invasive species has expanded its population to more than 4 million iguanas in that country. 
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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.