Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Illinois governor Pat Quinn will appeal FEMA's decision to deny his state disaster aid in the wake of those deadly  tornadoes a few weeks back. Voters in Mississippi and Alabama head to the polls today, and we take a closer look at the economic policies of Rick Santorum. Southern California ports currently receive most of the imports shipped from Asia. But that could change with a major expansion of the Panama Canal. And tonight, the new NBC TV show "Fashion Star" debuts, and the focus is more on retail than high fashion.

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U.S. retail sales were up 1.1 percent this month, the sharpest gain in five months.
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A recent rule that came about as part of the Dodd-Frank legislation means employees now have more incentive to become whistleblowers.
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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.