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Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

News happens while you sleep. Marketplace Morning Report gives you a head start, with three updates throughout the morning. Host David Brancaccio shares the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make the smartest

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03/23/2018: A Trump tweet puts a government shutdown back on the table

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:40:00 -0500

(Markets Edition) Congress recently approved a $1.3 trillion bill, but this battle isn't over yet. President Trump just tweeted that he might veto the measure, shortly before the stock market opened. We'll talk to Christopher Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, about how the markets are doing. Afterwards, with news that Toys R Us is closing its stores, we'll look at how its decision to file for bankruptcy has affected suppliers and workers. 

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03/23/2018: A big bank jumps into the gun control business

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 06:48:00 -0500

(U.S. Edition) The banking giant Citigroup has announced new retail business clients will have to put restrictions on gun sales. We'll look at some of their requirements and whether these rules will affect existing clients. Afterwards, we'll discuss how survivors of last month's deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, organized a march in support of stricter gun control laws. Plus: Why Trump's trade policies may resurrect COMECON, an old communist trade policy. 

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03/23/2018: Worries over global trade war escalate as China hits back at US

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 06:10:00 -0500

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … it’s a sea of red in global markets amid escalating concerns about a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. We’ll tell you what’s next for China after the U.S. said it will impose new tariffs on imports from the country.   Then, how long will it take you to commute today? Twenty minutes on the subway? An hour in the car? In Sao Paulo, Brazil, many workers sit for three hours in mad traffic. We’ll take you there and explain how some are battling back with a new high-flying commuting method.  

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03/22/2018: What to make of the new Fed chair

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:59:00 -0500

(Markets Edition) The Fed has decided to officially raise interest rates. With Jerome Powell, the new head of the Federal Reserve, meeting with the media yesterday, what impression does he give off? Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton, joined us to give her evaluation. Afterwards, we'll discuss how rising house prices are becoming beneficial for sellers, but hurting buyers.

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03/22/2018: Big tech companies might not be shy about going public this year

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:14:00 -0500

(U.S. Edition) The Trump administration is getting ready to announce how it will punish China for the way it handles the trade secrets of U.S. firms. On today's show, we'll take a look at how China may retaliate. Afterwards, with Friday night the deadline for Congress to pass a spending bill, we'll talk about the major Gateway infrastructure project included in the bill, which is critical to the northeast. Plus: We'll discuss whether more large tech companies will start going public after Dropbox's IPO today.

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03/22/2018: China threatens retaliation if U.S. imposes sanctions

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:10:00 -0500

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … The White House is set to unveil sanctions against China today after finding it encourages theft or transfer of intellectual property. But China’s threatening to fight back … so is a trade war just over the horizon? Then, how’s this for irony: A French company is poised to win a contract to make Britain’s passports in a post-Brexit world. We’ll hear from the U.K. company that’s set to lose out on the production. Afterward, a trip to a business with a unique take on how to tackle the problem of throw-away plastics. 

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03/21/2018: Going green can be expensive

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:46:00 -0500

(Markets Edition) President Trump wants to use a multi-million media campaign to help combat the opioid epidemic. But do public health campaigns actually work? We'll look at some previous advertising efforts to steer people away from drugs. Afterwards, we'll discuss how Pittsburgh's plan to green up the city may leave low-income residents behind.

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03/21/2018: Can tax incentives draw investors to low-income areas?

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:01:00 -0500

(U.S. Edition) Facebook has launched an internal investigation into what it sees as the misuse of its data by the U.K.-based firm Cambridge Analytica, which the Federal Trade Commission is also looking into. And this isn't the social media giant's first run in with the FTC. On today's show, we'll look at their complicated past. Afterwards, we'll explore how "opportunity zones" are trying to draw private investment by providing tax incentives, and then talk about the advantages of buying electric cars in Norway.

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03/21/2018: Facebook app developer denies wrongdoing in data scandal

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:01:00 -0500

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Aleksandr Kogan, the Cambridge Analytica academic who created the Facebook app that harvested data from millions of users, told the BBC this morning he’s been made out to be a scapegoat. You’ll hear from him why he believes the accuracy of his data has been “extremely exaggerated” and why he doesn’t think it could have swayed the 2016 presidential election. 

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03/20/2018: Facebook's relationship with the markets

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:57:00 -0500

(Markets Edition) Cambridge Analytica's decision to harvest the info of millions of Facebook users has jittered the markets, but investors may be worried about more than the story at hand. Max Wolffe, chief economist at the Phoenix Group, joined us to explain why. Afterwards, we'll look at what the interest rate forecast for the year looks like prior to the Fed's meeting today, and then discuss the latest updates with the Takata airbag recall. 

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03/20/2018: The potential costs of a drug coupon

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:48:00 -0500

(U.S. Edition) The U.K.-based data firm Cambridge Analytica continues to be embroiled in scandal. We'll look at how investors are reacting to reports that it used Facebook data to manipulate voters on behalf of the Trump campaign, and then talk about the release of a video showing Cambridge's CEO claiming his company was able to entrap foreign politicians. Plus: A look at why some states are pushing back against pharmaceutical coupons for branded drugs. 

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03/20/2018: U.K. regulators demand answers from Facebook, Cambridge Analytica

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:11:00 -0500

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service ... British regulators are turning up the heat on Facebook, demanding answers from CEO Mark Zuckerberg and access to databases and servers of data firm Cambridge Analytica, which is accused of using personal information from 50 million of the social media giant’s users in the run up to the 2016 U.S. election. Afterwards, there’s a problem with plastics washing up on beaches in the Philippines. Now, businesses are taking matters into their own hands – one is even enticing beach goers to swap a basket of litter they collect for a free beverage they can enjoy while sunbathing. 

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03/19/2018: The Fed isn't handing out candy anymore

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:11:00 -0500

(Markets Edition) Jerome Powell is set to chair his first interest rate meeting at the Federal Reserve this week, and you can expect rates to go up. We'll talk to economist Julia Coronado from MacroPolicy Perspectives about how the possibility of interest hikes — and America's new trade policies — is making the markets nervous. Afterwards, we'll look at how companies use coupons for name-brand drugs to steer customers away from purchasing lower-cost generics. Then to cap off today's show, we'll share a portion of our interview with Henry Paulson, former Treasury secretary, on some of the economic problems he sees plaguing America. It's part of a longer conversation with Timothy Geithner (former president of the New York Fed) and Ben Bernanke (the former head of the Federal Reserve) available on right now.

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03/19/2018: AT&T vs. the government

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:14:00 -0500

(U.S. Edition) AT&T's bid to buy Time Warner in an $85 billion deal is heading to court today. We'll look at why AT&T wants to make this move — and what some of the consequences could be if this deal goes through. Afterwards, we'll preview part of our interview with Timothy Geithner, former president of the New York Fed, about whether the government was right to rescue big banks back during the financial crisis. It's a part of a longer conversation with Henry Paulson (Treasury secretary under President Bush) and Ben Bernanke (the former head of the Federal Reserve) available on right now. Plus: How city fees and service charges are rising around the country.

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03/19/2018: New leadership at China’s central bank

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:02:00 -0500

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … China today named a new central bank governor, but it’s another appointment that’s garnering attention. Liu He, who has been tapped as vice premier, believes his country’s economic growth model, which relies heavily on debt, is posing a fundamental issue of security. We’ll tell you what it means for China’s future economic policies. Then, Russian President Vladimir Putin will lead his country for another six years, but what will the nation’s continued saber rattling mean for U.S. sanctions and economic stability? Afterward, we’ll take a look at the construction industry and the problem plastic waste poses for the planet. 

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03/16/2018: Competition among real estate agents heats up

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:53:00 -0500

(Markets Edition) New housing construction fell 7 percent last month and retail sales aren't looking the strongest. We'll talk to Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, about how turmoil in Washington can trickle down to businesses. Afterwards, we'll look at how real estate agents are experimenting with new ways to find clients in an increasingly competitive field. Plus: A new report that says Trump's team is getting ready to punish China for stealing U.S. intellectual property.

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03/16/2018: Millennials think the U.S. should take care of people who lost jobs to automation

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 07:39:00 -0500

(U.S. Edition) Russia is holding its presidential election this weekend, and the winner will likely be Vladimir Putin. But as he cruises toward a third term, he'll continue presiding over a sluggish economy. On today's show, we'll take a look at some of the economic issues the country is facing. Plus: While the U.S. has inched toward easing economic sanctions on Iran, that may changed now that CIA Director Mike Pompeo has taken over the role of Secretary of State from Rex Tillerson. We'll discuss what could happen if the U.S. decides to pull out of the Iran deal. Then, we'll chat with Cathy Cohen, a political science professor at the University of Chicago and the founder of the survey GenForward, about millennial attitudes toward technology and how they feel it could affect their job prospects. 

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03/16/2018: Finance ministers meet amid trade war warnings

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 06:07:00 -0500

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Finance ministers from G-20 nations, the world's major economies, will meet in Argentina this weekend, against a backdrop of increasing talk of a global trade war. Chris Watling, chief executive of Longview Economics, tells us President Trump's view on trade relations with China is too simplistic. Also: On World Sleep Day, we hear that while a lack of sleep might be damaging to our health, the cost to economies could stretch into billions of dollars. Dr. Marco Hafner, senior economist at Rand Europe, explains the findings. Plus: the BBC's Ijeoma Ndukwe visits a girl empowerment project in Nigeria, a country where more than 10 million children aren't in formal education.

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03/15/2018: The Senate is relaxing rules on Wall Street

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:27:00 -0500

(Markets Edition) The Senate has voted to relax the regulations put on banks after the financial crisis (also known as Dodd-Frank), which critics like Sen. Elizabeth Warren are calling "The Bank Lobbying Act." We'll look at how lax, exactly, these rules will become for the banking industry. Afterwards, we'll talk to economist Diane Swonk about what she thinks some of Dodd-Frank's limitations are, and then we'll head to Virginia to find out why the felony threshold for property theft is so low.

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03/15/2018: What happens when a bad employee joins a new team

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 07:32:00 -0500

(U.S. Edition) President Trump has tapped CNBC commentator Larry Kudlow as the new head the National Economic Council. Let's take a look at what Kudlow might bring to the job as the top economic adviser. Afterwards, we'll look at Unilever's decision to cut ties with London and base its headquarters solely in the Netherlands, and then talk to one finance expert about what happens when a bad employee enters the workforce.

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03/15/2018: U.K. awaits Russian response to new measures

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 05:50:00 -0500

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service. .. The U.K. announced actions against Russia over the poisoning of a former double agent — will the Kremlin's response include economic measures? We hear from Evghenia Sleptsova, a senior economist for Central and Eastern Europe with Oxford Economics. Also: Singapore tops the list of the world's most expensive cities to live in, but how far will your money go in the U.S. and Europe? Nikita Sisaudia crunched the numbers for the Economist Intelligence Unit and tells us more. Plus: more women around the world are earning a wage, but in India, that trend seems to be reversing. The BBC's Rahul Tandon in Kolkata has been finding out why.

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03/14/2018: Why steel tariffs aren't rattling the markets (yet)

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:10:00 -0500

(Markets Edition) Many economists are talking about the dangers of Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs, but his announcement hasn't really been rattling the markets. What gives? Susan Schmidt, senior vice president and portfolio manager at Westwood Holdings Group, joined us to explain why they aren't panicking. Afterwards, we'll look at tensions in Alabama over a state law that makes it illegal for anyone to move or alter a monument that's 40 years or older without special approval. Critics of the law say that it's protecting Confederate memorials.

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03/14/2018: "A deep desire to be rich"

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:03:00 -0500

(U.S. Edition) When it comes to health care, the U.S. spends a whopping $3 trillion. And the reason for that may not be us going to the doctor's office too often. We'll look at a new article from the Journal of the American Medical Association that shows what may really be the cause. Afterwards, we'll look at South Dakota's push to get out-of-state online retailers to collect sales taxes. Then we'll talk to New York Times reporter Kate Kelly about the culture at Bear Stearns — the investment bank that failed during the financial crisis — and the types of people who worked there.

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03/14/2018: U.K. considers fresh Russia sanctions

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:24:00 -0500

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service ... British Prime Minister, Theresa May is expected to announce measures against Russia on Wednesday. The country failed to meet her midnight deadline to explain how a nerve agent was used to poison a former spy, living in the U.K. The Kremlin has strongly denied any involvement — we look at what might happen next. Also in this edition: tributes are being paid to Professor Stephen Hawking, the British scientist who explained the workings of the universe to millions, who has died aged 76. Plus: The BBC's Cindy Sui explores how Taiwan transformed itself from "garbage island" into a top global recycler.

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03/13/2018: Trump has ousted Rex Tillerson. What does that mean for foreign policy?

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:21:00 -0500

(Markets Edition) President Trump has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, replacing him with CEO director Mike Pompeo. We'll talk to expert Ian Bremmer, president of a political risk consultancy called the Eurasia Group, about the differences between the two and what this shake-up could mean for foreign policy. Afterwards, we'll look at key stock indicators are doing, and then discuss the Trump administration's efforts to thwart Broadcom's hostile takeover of Qualcomm. 

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03/13/2018: Looking back at the government's role during the financial crisis

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 06:55:00 -0500

(U.S. Edition) Broadcom — a Singapore-based chipmaker — tried to buy its American-based competitor Qualcomm in a hostile takeover, but the Trump administration announced it blocked the deal yesterday. On today's show, we'll look at some of the reasons why the U.S. would want to block this deal. Afterwards, we'll talk with Sheila Bair — former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation — about the government's role during the financial crisis and whether they overstepped their bounds.

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03/13/2018: Luxury goods 'illegally sent to North Korea'

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 06:26:00 -0500

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service ... A leaked draft of a United Nations report claims two Singapore companies have violated sanctions against North Korea. Could the practice be more widespread across Asia than previously thought? We hear more from the BBC's Karishma Vaswani in Singapore. Plus: Sweden is known for its spirit of humility — a concept called "Jantelagen" — but could this deterring outside investors? The BBC's Maddy Savage hears from startups that want to shout about their country's strengths.

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03/12/2018: What steel tariffs could mean for America's future infrastructure

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:12:00 -0500

(Markets Edition) One potential consequence of Trump's planned trade tariffs: America's infrastructure. We'll look how pricier steel could mean pricier projects. Afterwards, we'll hear from Rick Lockett as part of our "Divided Decade" series on how he struggled to find work, after graduating law school, in the midst of the financial crisis. 

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03/12/2018: Looking back at the JP Morgan-Bear Stearns marriage

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 07:02:00 -0500

(U.S. Edition) With President Trump pushing to impose tariffs on imported aluminum and steel, we'll discuss the latest updates coming out of Brussels, where the European Union, Japan and the U.S. met to discuss the issue. Afterwards, we'll look back at Bear Stearns' struggles during the financial crisis, and JPMorgan Chase's decision to snap the investment bank up.

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03/12/2018: Delay likely for world's biggest stock listing

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 06:15:00 -0500

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … When Saudi Aramco floats on public markets, it’s likely to be the world's biggest-ever stock listing. Officials at the oil firm were expected to announce which exchanges it would be traded on fairly soon, but now, it seems that investors will have to wait until next year. We hear more from the BBC's Philip Hampsheir. Next: over 30,000 farmers have spent days walking across India in protest at their economic situation, calling on the government for help. From the protest, the BBC’s Suranjana Tewari tells us about the kinds of measures they want to see. Plus: the Fukushima earthquake and nuclear disaster caused Japan to invest more in renewable energy – seven years on, are the benefits beginning to show? 

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