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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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12/15/2017: Forget brunch, plan a dinner party

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:36:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) Republicans are still trying to hammer out the details of their tax overhaul, with some concerned about the expiration date for individual tax cuts and who will stay in the top tax bracket. Christopher Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, joined us to talk about how markets are feeling about it. According to them, this tax plan still seems to be on the path for passage, despite reservations from leaders in Congress. Afterwards, we'll chat with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam from the American Public Media podcast "Dinner Party Download." They have a new book out called "Brunch is Hell," which'll give you the tips you need to throw a successful dinner party. 

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12/15/2017: How the effects of sexual harassment are felt around the world

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:00:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) The National Labor Relations Board has overturned a joint-employment standard that was set back in 2015 under Obama. We'll look at how this decision will make it harder for contractors and workers at franchise businesses to form unions. Afterwards, we'll discuss the rising number of people who are defaulting on their student loans, and then talk with BBC reporter Karishma Vaswani about the issue of sexual harassment in workplaces around the world.

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12/15/2017: A shakeup at Airbus

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:07:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service ... A day after plane maker Airbus secured a $12 billion deal from Delta, it announced a change of leadership. We’ll tell you what’s behind the shakeup, which comes amid a series of corruption allegations. Then, ever heard of “The Brussels Effect?” It refers to the regulatory power of the European Union, and we’ll explain why it will matter to Britain as it moves on to phase two of its Brexit negotiations. Afterwards, we’ll take you to Fukushima, where farmers there are still struggling to convince people their food is safe to eat nearly seven years after the nuclear disaster. 

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12/14/2017: Rethinking the office holiday party

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:56:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) Disney has confirmed it's buying most of 21st Century Fox, which will give the media conglomerate a major advantage when it comes to sports and streaming. We'll discuss whether this acquisition could give it what it needs to take on the likes of Netflix. Afterwards, we'll look at what Fed Chair Janet Yellen had to say about the GOP's tax overhaul and its potential effects on the economy. Plus: How some companies are canceling holiday parties amid the news of sexual harassment scandals. 

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12/14/2017: Disney wants to take on Silicon Valley

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:52:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) With Disney set to purchase 21st Century Fox assets for more than $50 billion, we'll look at the company's rationale for the deal and the antitrust problems that this merger could pose. Afterwards, we'll discuss what the GOP's tax overhaul — which Republicans in both the House and Senate have forged a deal on — could mean for taxpayers. Finally, we'll chat with Marketplace's Molly Wood about what the FCC's roll back of net neutrality could mean in the long-term. 

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12/14/2017: Central banks in the spotlight

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:19:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service…the U.S. Federal Reserve voted to raise interest rates on Wednesday, but two more important central bank decisions are happening Thursday. We’ll explain why inflation is top of mind for two key European banks. Then, before net neutrality became a divisive issue in America, it was the subject of much debate in India. We’ll explore why the nation’s regulator favored equal treatment of Internet users. Afterwards, the “Me, too” movement shined a glaring spotlight on sexual abuse —now a new campaign in the U.K. hopes to change the law on one form of abuse still in the shadows. 

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12/13/2017: The 2018 forecast for interest rate hikes

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:31:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) The president of the National Federation of Independent Business says small businesses are feeling very optimistic right now, in large part because of the GOP's planned tax overhaul. However, John Arensmeyer — CEO of the Small Business Majority — stopped by to explain why not all of them are happy. Afterwards, we'll chat with Susan Schmidt, senior portfolio manager at Westwood Holdings Group, about what the forecast for interest rate hikes looks like. Then to cap off today's show, we'll talk about some of the concerns that have been raised over the GOP tax overhaul's quick race to the finish line. While the last big tax plan in 1986 took two years, the current overhaul has taken about two months. 

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12/13/2017: The House and Senate continue working on a tax compromise

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:40:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) The House and Senate are trying to bolt their tax plans together amid pressure from the White House to get this done before Christmas. We'll take a look at where both chambers stand after negotiations last night. Afterwards, we'll talk to Marketplace producer Caitlin Esch about the opioid crisis as part of our "Uncertain Hour" podcast. Between 1995 and 2015 alone, 300,000 people died from overdoses involving OxyContin and other opioids. Esch explains how one sentence helped set the crisis off. 

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12/13/2017: Evolution in entertainment

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:41:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … A major deal is underway in the media industry with 21st Century Fox in talks to sell its entertainment assets to Disney. We explain what that means for customers worldwide. And a more than three-decade ban on commercial cinemas is coming to an end in Saudi Arabia. We chat with a filmmaker in the region who says the move will create a Saudi film industry that could change the entire culture there. 

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12/12/2017: The great Amazon-Walmart rivalry

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:11:03 -0600

(Markets Edition) Lawmakers are meeting tomorrow in the hopes of reconciling the House and Senate versions of the tax bill. We'll recap some of their key differences, which include controversy over state and local tax deductions. Afterwards, we'll discuss why stores still see a need for glossy catalogs, and then look at where both Amazon and Walmart stand in the retail war.

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12/12/2017: Small businesses are loving the GOP tax plan

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:12:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) Not many people are on board with the GOP's plan to overhaul the tax system. Less than a third of Americans like it, according to several polls —  including one from Reuters. But there is one group that's excited about it: small businesses. Juanita Duggan, president and CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business, explains why. Afterwards, we'll look at how countries outside of the U.S. are reacting to the plan. Germany, the U.K., France, Spain and Italy say parts of the emerging tax plan could violate World Trade Organization rules. Then we'll move to the higher education system, where we'll explore how the tax bill could impact students.

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12/12/2017: Will the U.S. return to the Paris climate deal?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:46:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From BBC World Service … Two years after the Paris climate accord was signed, how much progress has been made? French President Emmanuel Macron thinks President Trump will bring the U.S. back into the deal. Influential think-thank The Rand Corporation is predicting any break with the European Union will hurt the British economy. But they say there is one outlying scenario which could bring benefits to the U.K., EU and the U.S. Plus: Would you like to receive $665 per month for doing absolutely nothing? We hear from Finland, where Universal Basic Income is being trialled.

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12/11/2017: Janet Yellen's last Fed meeting

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:12:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) The Fed will likely raise interest rates before the end of 2017, the third increase this year. Julia Coronado, founder of MacroPolicy Perspectives, stopped by to discuss what else we should expect from the upcoming Fed meeting, given that it'll be Janet Yellen's last as the chair. Afterwards, we'll talk about Volkswagen's surprising statement that Germany should phase out diesel subsidies, then look at how one rural Alaska village is establishing a reindeer herd to improve the community's diet and boost its economy.

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12/11/2017: Educational opportunities in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:21:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) The first-ever Bitcoin futures began trading last night, which saw big price swings within minutes. On today's show, discuss what futures trading means for the cryptocurrency and investors. Afterwards, we'll examine why the Fed is looking at an interest rate hike this week, and the potential pitfalls of that decision. Plus: We look at how one 21-year-old student from Puerto Rico is handling her move to Florida after Hurricane Maria.   

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12/11/2017: What futures trading means for bitcoin mania

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:17:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service…Enthusiasm pushed the price of bitcoin futures up in their trading debut on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. But what does that mean for what many are calling a crypto-currency bubble? Then, we explain the link between Legos and blockchain, the technology underpinning bitcoin. Afterwards, we talk about why global arms sales have risen nearly 2 percent.

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12/08/2017: A strong November for jobs

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:20:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) The November jobs report is out, revealing that the U.S. economy added 228,000 jobs last month, while the unemployment rate stayed at 4.1 percent. Christopher Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, joined us to discuss how specific sectors performed and why wage growth still hasn't been doing that great. Afterwards, we'll discuss what the GOP's tax overhaul could mean for tuition assistance. Some companies help pay for employees to get a degree, which they could get a tax break for, but that could go away under the House's version of the tax bill.

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12/08/2017: An invention aimed at revolutionizing retirement savings

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:08:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) The U.K. and the EU have entered phase one of a Brexit deal. Among some of the agreements they've reached: EU nationals retaining the right to live in the U.K. On today's show, we'll recap the discussions Britain has had with the bloc. Afterwards, we'll talk to Arun Muralidhar, co-founder of Mcube Investment Technologies, about his new take on government bonds that would pay you $5 per bond.

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12/08/2017: Breakthrough on Brexit

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:35:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … they say breaking up is hard to do, but after a breakthrough meeting in Brussels, Britain and the European Union announced they are one small step closer to finalizing their divorce. Then, a wild week for Bitcoin comes to a close. We’ll tell you what you need to know about the cryptocurrency before futures begin trading next week. Finally, we’ll take you to Finland where the nation’s state-owned gas company is going green with the help of biogas. 

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12/07/2017: This is the best company to work for in 2018 (according to its employees)

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:14:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) Congress still needs to reach an agreement on a government spending bill. We'll hear from economist Diane Swonk, CEO of DS Economics, about how worried markets are about a potential shutdown, along with what we can expect from tomorrow's jobs report. Afterwards, we'll chat with the CEO of the career site Glassdoor about the best company to work for in 2018. Hint: It's a certain social media giant that's been in the spotlight this year over how it's handled the spread of "fake news."

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12/07/2017: The race to avoid a government shutdown

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 07:43:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) With the government due to run out of money very soon, President Trump is set to meet with congressional leaders to avoid a shutdown. Can they reach a deal? On today's show, we'll look at some of the snags Republicans and Democrats may still run into. Afterwards, we'll discuss a provision in the House's version of the tax bill that could remove an incentive for developers to invest in affordable housing. Then, we'll visit Aransas County, Texas to see how Hurricane Harvey has affected housing in the region. Eighty-percent of buildings were knocked out, leaving many without homes.

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12/07/2017: Prioritizing financial stability over growth targets in China

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 06:03:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Ten years after the global financial crisis, is China still too exposed to personal debt and risky lending? A new report from the International Monetary Fund has a warning. Then, we hear from Melinda Gates — whose foundation invests in global health — about the role contraceptives play in helping low-income countries transition to high-income ones. Afterwards, we take a ride in one of London’s newest cabs…the iconic black vehicle has gotten a green makeover.  

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12/06/2017: Brexit has problems at the Irish border

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:56:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) While tech stocks have been kind of tepid this week, it's been a while since the markets have seen any serious downward jump. Susan Schmidt, senior vice president and portfolio manager at Westwood Holdings, explains whether this is cause to worry. Afterwards, we'll look at how Britain's Brexit plans have hit a major roadblock. While Britain's prime minister wanted to figure out a future trade relationship with the EU, there's disagreement over what happens to the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

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12/06/2017: How dishwashers and cooks lose out on tips

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 06:50:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) As Congress tries to reconcile the two different tax bills that are on the table (one from the House and one from the Senate), we'll look at one item they do have in common: a move toward a territorial system of taxation. This move would try to encourage U.S. companies to move the trillions they have stashed overseas into the U.S. Afterwards, we'll look at a new proposal from the Department of Labor that would allow employers to pool tip money from workers who earn at least minimum wage, and share it with non-tipped workers. Plus: A conversation with Marketplace Weekend host Lizzie O'Leary about her trip to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. While the hurricane hit the island three months ago, power there still hasn't been fully restored. 

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12/04/2017: Keeping tabs on Australia’s growth

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 06:07:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Australia has seen 26-straight years of growth, but we’ll explain why some economists are keeping a keen eye on home prices and consumer-spending levels. Afterwards, at a UN environment summit in Kenya today, nations will agree to keep plastics out of oceans. We’ll talk to an expert in a protected beach reserve who explains why new efforts are imperative. Then, we’ll take you to Tokyo where working moms still find it difficult to balance jobs and family. 

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12/05/2017: Some sectors are happier than others when it comes to tax reform

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:43:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) Markets have responded mostly positively to the progress the GOP has made in overhauling America's tax system, but the tech-heavy NASDAQ didn't have the greatest Monday. Gabriela Santos, global market strategist with JP Morgan Asset Management, stopped by to explain why some sectors are going to benefit more from corporate tax reform than others. Afterwards, we'll look at China's fight to be considered a market economy.

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12/05/2017: The same-sex wedding cake case heads to the Supreme Court

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 08:00:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) The Senate is debating a bill that would free some small and midsized banks from regulations that were put in place following the financial crisis. We'll look at whether these looser rules will just mean bigger problems down the line. Afterwards, we'll discuss the Supreme Court's first hearing on a case involving a baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Plus: How one company is letting investors buy a cut of their favorite artists' royalties.

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12/05/2017: The EU’s paradise blacklist

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 06:04:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … European Union finance ministers are expected to adopt a blacklist of 20 tax haven nations. We’ll tell you what that could mean for some of the world’s biggest companies. Afterwards, we’ll take you to Tokyo where names like Takata and Kobe Steel once contributed to the country’s sterling corporate reputation…but have more recently helped tarnish that perception. 

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12/04/2017: What comes next for the GOP's planned tax overhaul?

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 09:30:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) Now that the Senate has passed its version of the tax bill, a new process begins: combining the two bills so Trump can sign it into law. On today's show, we'll preview what's set to be a complicated week ahead for tax policy. Afterwards, we'll chat with economist Julia Coronado about how the markets have been reacting to the Senate's passage of the measure. Hint: They're thrilled. Then to cap off today's show, we'll discuss Trump's plan to significantly shrink Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. That has some groups worried that energy companies will try to move in.

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12/04/2017: A massive health care shakeup

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 06:56:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) CVS is purchasing Aetna in a $69 billion merger that could completely alter the health industry. What does each want from the other? Erik Gordon, a professor at the University of Michigan, explains what these companies are getting out of this deal. Afterwards, we'll look at the Treasury's decision to phase out myRA, an Obama-era program that allowed people without access to retirement accounts to set up their own with the government. Andrei Cherny — cofounder of Aspiration, a private online bank — explains why he thinks the program was an example of government inefficiency. 

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12/04/2017: Brexit’s big lunch in Brussels

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 05:47:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service...A big lunch in Brussels: U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May meets with two key EU leaders to see if her country’s made enough progress to get Brexit to its next crucial step. Afterwards, we’ll take a look at an extradition hearing for India’s liquor and airline baron, Vijay Mallya, known for his gold watches, calendar girls and poolside parties. Then, a conversation about why there’s little economic incentive to give up conflict, which escalated over the weekend, in Yemen.

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