“Marketplace Morning Report,” hosted by David Brancaccio, is the business news you need to know to start your day. “Marketplace Morning Report” gets you up to speed on what you missed when you were sleeping, kicking off each weekday with a global business update from the BBC World Service in London.
Airing on Tuesday, April 21, 2015: Gazprom of Russia could face formal antitrust charges in the European Union. Several published reports say confirmation could come as early as tomorrow. Gazprom is a major supplier of natural gas to Western Europe and charges could further curdle already soured relations between the EU and Russia following the crisis in Ukraine. Plus step by step, we're getting closer to the driverless car. Technology to prevent front-end crashes is now available on some new cars, which include certain models by Mercedes, Volvo and Cadillac. Subaru's version is called EyeSight, and the automaker offers it on five of this year's models. We explore how this sort of thing works. Then, we'll talk about the man who spotted what he believed was persistent fraud by his employer, and chose to report it to the SEC. The man's name is Tony Menendez, and his employer was Halliburton. We have more on his decision to do what he considered to be the right thing, which has plunged his life into legal purgatory for almost a decade.…read more