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It's international quiz time on the Marketplace Morning Report. Stephan Richter, editor-in-chief of the online international affairs magazine, The Globalist, brings us the questions below.
Which of the following emerging market economies is perceived to have the highest level of corruption in its public sector?
Which of the following emerging market economies is perceived to have the lowest level of corruption in its public sector?
Click on the audio player above to hear the answers and learn more about corruption around the world. Quiz answers are based on Transparency International's 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index.
The church's cardinals can start the process of choosing a new pope right after Benedict's resignation takes effect later this week — rather than wait the 15 days that rules had required. One cardinal, Keith O'Brien of Britain, has stepped down after being accused of inappropriate behavior.
Today India launched seven satellites into space. It's the latest mission for India's space agency, which has its eyes on Mars at the moment.
The BBC's Shilpa Kennan in Delhi joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to discuss the breadth of India's space program and how it fits into the budget of the emerging economy.
Oakland, Calif., is issuing municipal ID cards to anyone who can prove residency. It doubles as a debit card. Supporters say it will help residents who are poor, without a bank or undocumented. Immigration control advocates say the city is abetting illegal immigration.