Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, September 18, 2012

You're going to hear a lot today about a videotape that has emerged from a Mitt Romney fundraiser. It features Mitt Romney describing 47 percent  of the country as people who pay no income tax and can't be convinced not to vote for President Obama. Federal regulators are looking into something strange that happened yesterday in the oil markets. Prices plunged more than $3 a barrel in less than a minute. And the federal farm bill expires at the end of this month. It appears that rather than passing a new one right now, Congress will extend the current law for a few months until after the election. That means lawmakers will put off decisions, like whether to replace direct subsidies for farmers with new forms of support.

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney addresses the crowd at the 134th National Guard Association Convention at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, September 11, 2012 in Reno, Nevada.
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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.