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Marketplace Morning Report (MMR) is the morning sister program from the award-winning staff of Marketplace.  Bringing you the morning business news "for the rest of us" in the time it takes you to drink your first cup of joe, MMR is a great way to start your day. You can catch our nine-minute module weekdays during NPR's Morning Edition. Tune-in to Marketplace Morning Report and get a head start on the day!

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  • Friday, April 18, 2014 6:58am
    The Supreme Court hears arguments next week in a case that pits traditional broadcasters against a new service that makes over-the-air TV available on your phone, tablet or computer. Some say that this technology is as revolutionary as the VHS tape was a generation ago. We explain the legal arguments and what's at stake. Plus, we talk to the author of “The Purpose Economy” about how our economy is shifting towards one driven by purpose and social good, instead of being driven solely by money. He uses examples like Millennials opting for start-ups as their preferred career path, and an overall focus on shared economies
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014 6:21am
    The ACA exchanges have been good for business. Both United Healthcare and Blue Cross plan to expand their offerings in 2015, while other top carriers are considering their options. We look at what the giant insurers have in store for ACA, year two. Plus, China's version of Twitter goes public on Nasdaq this Thursday. But there are big concerns over censorship. Nine percent of China's microblogging traffic disappeared last year due to "big brother" concerns.
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:31am
    A bacterial infection is roiling through shrimp farms in Southeast Asia, disrupting production and raising shrimp prices in the U.S., which depends on Asia for most of its shrimp. "Infant mortality syndrome" has knocked off Thailand as the biggest exporter to U.S. Now that's India. Plus, this week is the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang, a design innovation that had a huge impact on auto makers and auto culture. Has any U.S. car design had a similar impact since?
  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014 6:13am
    American taxpayers face a smaller risk of being audited by the IRS, as the agency struggles with its own budget problems. Afterall, the less you make, the less you have to worry- and that's even less than before. Plus, heartbleed is apparently going to cost us a lot of money. A quarter of internet users have stopped or cut way back on online purchases in fear that their data will be exposed. And businesses have been exposed because the "keys" to their websites have been laid bare. IT overtime alone is costing businesses millions right now as they desperately attempt to update code and reassure consumers.  
  • Monday, April 14, 2014 6:21am
    Easter is almost a month later than last year. Big deal, you say, it’s not like it’s Christmas. But stores like Rite Aid and Walgreens have already reported that the late Easter has reduced their front-of-store sales. Sabri looks at how a delayed Easter can be a drag on the economy. Plus: Our trusted representatives leave DC for a two-week recess this weekend. But that doesn’t mean they’re just going to relax on the beach for a fortnight, oh no! There’s work to be done at home, flesh to press and ribbons to cut and babies to kiss and, of course, money to raise. Amy Scott reports on what recess really means for congressional representatives.