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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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01/19/2018: All about bonds

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:48:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) A lack of enthusiasm for older, lower interest rates is pushing bond yields up to their highest point in years. Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, joined us to give us some perspective on what's happening. Next, we're looking at another type of bond: the one you pay to get out of jail. One group is seeking to bond 160,000 out of jail in dozens of U.S. cities over the next several years. 

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01/19/2018: What'll happen if the government actually does shut down?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:50:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) The Senate has to approve a spending bill by midnight to keep the government from shutting down, but the votes just don't seem to be there. Jim Kessler, from the centrist think tank Third Way, explains which groups and agencies could be affected. Afterwards, we'll discuss a recent survey that finds in many cases, employees who were sexually harassed never reported it to management. Plus: We look at Jordan's dependence on the U.S. for foreign aid, and what the future of that relationship looks like now that the U.S. has decided to cut payments to support Palestinian refugees.

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01/19/2018: The impact of Venezuela’s oil plunge on its already reeling economy

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:18:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … New figures show Venezuela’s oil output plunged again last year, continuing a yearlong streak of falling production. What will it mean for the economy as inflation soars and quality of life for residents declines? Then, evidence is growing against a Taiwanese businessman accused of selling oil to North Korea in violation of U.N. sanctions. Afterwards, we’ll tell you what new U.S. satellite images reveal about our planet. There's so much debris floating around Earth, it looks like a swarm of insects. We dive into the issue of “space junk” and its impact.

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01/18/2018: How a government shutdown could affect the GOP's tax overhaul

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:11:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) The House of Representatives is set to vote on whether to approve funding for the federal government to stay open for a few more weeks. But what happens if the government does end up shutting down? Economist Diane Swonk explains how that could affect the implementation of the GOP's tax overhaul. Afterwards, we'll discuss what Apple plans to do with the billions of dollars it plans to bring to the U.S. from overseas, and whether this decision had to do with the new tax bill. Then, we'll look at a new report that shows the percentage of homes in foreclosure in 2017 is at its lowest point since 2005. 

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01/18/2018: Lowering your income taxes

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:34:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) Now that the GOP tax overhaul has passed, Apple is pledging to bring back a quarter of a trillion dollars to the U.S. We'll take a look at what the tech giant plans to do with all of that cash. Afterwards, amid President Trump's visit to a heavy equipment plant in Pittsburgh, we'll take a look at the state of the manufacturing industry. Plus: Washington Post columnist and Marketplace regular Allan Sloan joins us to explain how taxpayers can trim their income tax bill.   

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01/18/2018: Israel bolsters relations with India in PM visit

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:52:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service …China notches solid growth figures for 2017, but can the pace continue in the new year? Then, Benjamin Netanyahu is in India for the first visit by an Israeli prime minister in 15 years…we’ll take you there and explain what deal is on the table for the two longtime trade and security partners.  Afterward, the pope departs Chile today, but we’ll explain why his visit has come under fire for economic reasons.

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01/17/2018: A stock market correction could be looming

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:36:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) Amid the stock market's very positive run, we'll talk to Susan Schmidt — senior portfolio manager at Westwood Holdings — about the possibility of a correction. Next, we'll look at how China has the capability to influence aluminum prices, and then we'll discuss how the Trump administration plans to revisit a payday lending rule put in place under the Obama administration.

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01/17/2018: What's ahead for Republicans in 2018

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:54:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) The planners of the upcoming Davos conference have a new report on global threats. We'll look at what they're warning against, which includes everything from stock market crashes to little bits of computer intelligence that could infect us. Afterwards, we'll chat with Michael Boskin — senior fellow at the conservative-leaning Council of Economic Advisers  — about what's on the economic agenda for Republicans in the upcoming year. 

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01/17/2018: Could protectionism and AI really be the biggest risks to global growth?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:34:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Data this morning showed Japanese companies are finally starting to invest their substantial cash piles, which is helping spur economic growth. While it’s positive news, we’ll explain what risks investors should look out for. Then, the World Economic Forum in Davos might be a week away, but its new report on global risks out this morning has a warning about issues like protectionism amid recently rosy headlines of widespread growth.

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01/16/2018: A corporate collapse that rivals Enron's

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:06:12 -0600

(Markets Edition) Another day, another stock market surge — but is that a good thing? David Kelly, chief global strategist at JP Morgan Funds, joined us to share why it makes him feel a little bit "uncomfortable." Afterwards, we'll look at how the U.K. is dealing with a corporate collapse similar to the Enron debacle — this one involving a big government contractor called Carillion, PLC. Finally, we'll talk about the rise of high-end male grooming salons and barbershops around the country.

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01/16/2018: What's ahead for Democrats in 2018

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:58:20 -0600

(U.S. Edition) There's a new bill in the Senate that'll change parts of the financial reform law known as Dodd-Frank, which was put in place following the financial crisis. And it looks like it actually has some bipartisan support. We'll discuss why almost a dozen Democrats like that the new measure centers on small banks. Afterwards, we'll talk to Felicia Wong — President and CEO of the nonpartisan think tank the Roosevelt Institute — about the issues Democrats will focus on in the upcoming year. Then, we'll look at how the major auto companies are pushing for self-driving cars sooner than we may have thought.

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01/16/18: BP takes $1.7 billion spill charge for Deepwater Horizon

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:17:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From BBC World Service ... The Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010 caused the biggest oil spill in U.S. waters and the resulting compensation claims against BP have amounted to many billions of dollars. As the BBC’s Szu Ping Chan explains, the company will book a charge of about $1.7 billion for remaining losses and claims its next set of quarterly results. Next: workers in Germany enjoy some of the best productivity, pay and employment conditions in the world, but the country’s largest union is warning of strike action if further improvements aren’t made. The BBC’s Damien McGuinness in Berlin tells us why. Then we hear from the Indonesian city that's trying to follow in the footsteps of Silicon Valley and transform into a technology hub.

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01/15/2018: The future of the world's biggest passenger plane

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:11:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) Airbus had a better year in sales than Boeing, but they're having trouble selling their largest plane, the A380. And today is one of just four days this year when entry to National Parks is free. That’s down from the number of free days in the past, and the price for some park passes is going up. So how is the park system balancing its mission to increase access with its need for revenue? Plus, Kansas State has the oldest coach in college football’s top division and he's got a 200-win record with the team. That winning streak — and investment in football — has helped spur the growth of local businesses and has doubled the number of hotel rooms in the area in the last 20 years. We take a look at the connection between a winning team and its location's economy.  

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01/15/2018: The cost of a dream

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:30:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) The closest the average person can get to hearing Dr. King’s iconic 1963 speech in full is reading it online or trekking to the Dr. King Center in Atlanta to buy a copy on DVD. The recording of the speech has been private property since he recited it, and everyone (with the exception of teachers) has to pay a licensing fee to listen. How do we weigh the value of this piece of American history? Plus, we discuss why homelessness is up for the first time since 2010 and take a look at the changing landscape of New Mexico's beloved chile industry.

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01/15/2018: Dozens injured at Jakarta stock exchange in walkway collapse

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 06:40:00 -0600

(Global edition) From BBC World Service... Trading was suspended after a walkway inside the Jakarta stock exchange building collapsed on Monday morning. We hear from the BBC's Rebecca Henschke at the scene, where police say 72 people have been hurt. UK construction giant Carillion has gone into liquidation, putting thousands of jobs at risk and the future of many projects into doubt. BBC business correspondent Ben Thompson explains what the impact could be around the globe. Finally, you've probably heard of phishing and the importance of staying safe online, but do you know how to protect yourself from whaling? Aatish Pattni is a Head of Threat Prevention at Check Point and says whaling attacks are on the rise.

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01/12/2018: When being a renter becomes cheaper than being a homeowner

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:16:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) The stock market seems to be doing well, but the bond market — not so much. Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, joined us to explain what could be going on. Afterwards, we'll look at a new report that shows more than half of Americans now live in places where it's more affordable to rent than own a house, and then discuss why so many in the U.S. are struggling to pay back their credit card debt.

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01/12/2018: Implementing a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 07:21:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) Facebook is making big changes to the content you'll see on your news feed. On today's show, we'll discuss the company's push to prioritize posts that it thinks will spark "meaningful" social interactions. Afterwards, we'll look at Saudi Arabia's decision to open the first car showroom for women, and then talk about the IRS' daunting challenge of implementing the GOP's tax overhaul.

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01/12/2018: Should you worry about more bond-market volatility?

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:32:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service… A breakthrough in Germany four months after elections: Prime Minister Angela Merkel’s center-right block has made a deal with the center-left Social Democrats, with compromises in sight on migration and taxes. Afterwards, new data from China shows its trade surplus with the U.S. hit a record high last year. We’ll explain what that mean for the two nations. Then,  the bond market caused whiplash for investors this week and though things have calmed down a bit, is more volatility on the way … and would it be such a bad thing? We chat with Allianz chief economic advisor Mohamed El-Erian. 

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01/11/2018: What 2018 will look like for the big banks

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:24:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) As companies start to unveil their final quarterly earnings report from 2017, we'll talk to Susan Schmidt — senior portfolio manager from Westwood Holdings — about retail sales and consumer shopping habits. Afterwards, we'll discuss what the upcoming year might look for the banking industry, and then examine what the Republican tax plan could mean for airlines.

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01/11/2018: How federal policy from the '30s continues to harm Philadelphia

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 07:10:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) Coca-Cola has announced its South African divisions will stop working with McKinsey, the world's biggest consulting company. We'll look at the reason behind the soda giant's decision, which has to do with the company's entanglement in a big corruption scandal in South Africa. Afterwards, we'll talk to Ariella Cohen — editor in chief of the online publication Next City — about the lingering effects of redlining on Philadelphia. Back in the 1930s, the federal government began encouraging mortgage lenders to withhold credit from areas where people of color or immigrant communities lived.

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01/11/2018: Using the speed dating model to get moms back to work

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 06:21:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service… More trouble for bitcoin: South Korea is mulling a plan to ban cryptocurrency trading in an area of the world that’s seen some of the highest demand. We explain what it means for the future of bitcoin.  Then, peaceful protests have turned violent in Tunisia as anger over government austerity measures heats up. We’ll take you there and explain why protesters are calling the 2018 budget unfair. Afterwards, we’ll explain how one organization in the U.K. is getting women back to work using a model akin to speed dating. 

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01/10/2018: Some Californians are moving south of the border to save on rent

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:26:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) 2018 could be a strong year for economic growth around the world, particularly for one South American country. On today's show, we'll discuss at why Brazil is expected to see big gains. Afterwards, we'll look at how some San Diego workers are deciding to commute from Tijuana, Mexico, so they can save on rent.

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01/10/2018: Closing the race wage gap

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 06:37:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) AT&T had planned to carry a phone made by the China-based electronics company Huawei, but they're now pulling out based on national security concerns. On today's show, we'll examine why the end of this deal is a huge blow to Huawei. Afterwards, we'll discuss how the number of vehicles Mexico has imported to the U.S. reached an all-time high last year — despite the Trump administration's threats to renegotiate NAFTA. Then, we'll look at how Bay Area restaurants have started training programs to address the race wage gap.

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01/10/2018: Oil prices and cultural changes to boost 2018 global growth

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 06:15:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Higher oil prices and cultural changes are expected to help boost economic growth in developing areas of the world this year. We dive into momentum drivers and looming risks with Franziska Ohnsorge, the author of some new World Bank research. Then, against the backdrop of a strong economy with full employment, steelworkers in Germany are demanding higher wages and more flexible working hours. We’ll tell you what it means for the industry and the nation’s economy. 

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01/09/2018: Are bonds finally becoming competition for stocks?

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 09:45:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) The yield on the 1-year U.S. treasury note moved above 2.5 percent this morning. What are the global implications of this milestone, and what does it means for the U.S. government? Then, fashion brand H&M is under fire for "cultural incompetency" over an advertising misstep. And, how Airbnb may keep French châteaux from becoming ruins.      

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01/09/2018: North Korea going to the Olympics could affect sanctions

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) After the first formal talks between North and South Korea in just over two years, the forthcoming Winter Olympic Games have become the catalyst for some easing of tensions. We speak with BBC's Hyung Kim about what that means for economic sanctions. Plus, Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood gives us the rundown on what to expect from this year's CES.

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01/09/2018: Renewed trade ahead for North and South Korea?

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0600

(Global edition) From the BBC World Service… Talks between North and South Korea for the first time in two years — could it usher in a new era in trade for the two countries? Then, Singapore is one of the world’s biggest oil-refining hubs and police there say they’ve arrested 17 men after a major fuel theft at Royal Dutch Shell’s biggest crude refinery. We’ll explain. Afterward, could President Trump’s State of the Union usher in an aggressive crackdown on trade? We explore why January is decision time for the U.S. in the global-trade picture. 

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01/08/2018: We might finally see better wage growth

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 10:24:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) Following the recent release of the December jobs report, we'll talk to economist Diane Swonk about what's in store this year. Unemployment might drop even further and wages could (finally) start accelerating. Afterwards, we'll look at how two big Apple investors have called on the company to address the issue of "smartphone addiction." Finally, we'll discuss how big data might be able to improve cyclist safety.

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01/08/2018: Millennials think America is headed in the wrong direction

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 06:49:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR) last month to keep the government funded, but it'll come at a cost. On today's show, we'll look at how CRs can be a headache for some agencies. Afterwards, we'll discuss how Alex Azar — the next head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services —  differs from his predecessor, Tom Price. Plus: we talk to University of Chicago professor Cathy Cohen about the attitudes that millennials have toward the direction our country is heading in. (Hint: They're not exactly pleased.)

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01/08/2018: Macron sets out for China seeking more open trade

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 05:42:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … French President Emmanuel Macron kicks off a tour of China, with the goal of getting the nation to open up more on trade. Afterwards, an Iranian oil tanker burned in the East China Sea after colliding with a Chinese freight ship over the weekend. We’ll discuss whether that could give the U.S. new reasons to push for a fresh round of sanctions against the Middle Eastern nation. Then, we’ll tell you why there’s unrest in Sudan as hundreds protest the rising price of bread.  

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