“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.
There is a simmering deal in the telecom industry that could soon remove a British accent from many U.S. mobile phones. Vodaphone of Britain owns a chunk of Verizon Wireless, and Verizon of New Jersey would like it back -- but is going to have to pay big money to get it. "Rich in anti-oxidants." "Low-fat." "All-natural." Today's shoppers are seeing more and more so-called health-conscious food labels. One brand trying to ride the wave is Campbell Soup Company, which reports its profits and losses today. But a green "Heart Check" label on its soup cans is now the subject of a class action lawsuit. And, when it comes to retirement savings, statistics show too many people won't have nearly enough and it's something the slow economic recovery isn't fixing on its own…read more