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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Aug 28, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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As tensions over a possible U.S.-led military strike against Syria drive up the U.S. dollar, other currencies around the globe are suffering -- especially India's rupee. A perfect storm of economic factors are leading to India's worst economic crisis in two decades. A new report shows a persistent disconnect between the pay of corporate chiefs and their performance. According to the Institute for Policy Studies, nearly 40 percent of the highest paid CEOs either led firms that received bail-out money, lost their jobs, or had to pay fraud related fines after the financial crisis hit. And, at the start of the school year, many teachers are digging into their own bank accounts to pay for classroom supplies.

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How much will Microsoft pay its next CEO?

Aug 28, 2013
As Microsoft starts the search for a new CEO, yet another report highlights the growing gap between CEO pay and that of the average worker.

More teachers pay to stock the classroom supply closet

Aug 28, 2013
One lesson virtually all teachers have learned: if you want your classroom up to snuff, you're going to have to spend your own money.

India faces worst economic crisis in 20 years

Aug 28, 2013
With the focus on Syria, also keep an eye on an unfolding economic meltdown in one of the world's most important economies: India.

U.S. demands JPMorgan pay $6 billion penalty

Aug 28, 2013
It's of those mornings where the brass at JPMorgan might not want to read the papers.

August is the month for high speed trading disasters

Aug 28, 2013
High speed trading is behind this month's errors in financial markets.

Syria, oil, India, and currency

Aug 28, 2013
With the Syria headlines, the price of oil could become a drag for the U.S. economy and beyond.

Wal-Mart to provide benefits to partners of gay employees

Aug 28, 2013
The nation's largest employer will give healthcare benefits to same-sex partners of full-time employees starting next year.

PODCAST: JPMorgan's $6bn penalty

Aug 28, 2013
It's one of those mornings where the brass at JPMorgan might not want to read the papers. It’s the first student-run Apple Store for aspiring marketers, accountants, and entrepreneurs. And, high speed trading is behind this month's errors in financial markets.

As tensions over a possible U.S.-led military strike against Syria drive up the U.S. dollar, other currencies around the globe are suffering — especially India’s rupee. A perfect storm of economic factors are leading to India’s worst economic crisis in two decades. A new report shows a persistent disconnect between the pay of corporate chiefs and their performance. According to the Institute for Policy Studies, nearly 40 percent of the highest paid CEOs either led firms that received bail-out money, lost their jobs, or had to pay fraud related fines after the financial crisis hit. And, at the start of the school year, many teachers are digging into their own bank accounts to pay for classroom supplies.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC