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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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11/24/2017: Kids grow up so fast (but maybe not as fast as they used to)

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:57:38 -0600

(Markets Edition) Teens these days are taking longer to get driver's licenses, jobs and go on dates, according to a recent study. We'll look at some of the reasons for rising youth unemployment and the potential consequences. Afterwards, we'll look at why German and Italian workers at Amazon are going on strike against the company, and then discuss the political corruption happening in Guatemala, which may affect the country's abilities to obtain loans

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11/24/2017: Black Friday becomes Black November

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:49:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) Black Friday sales are now here, but Sears decided to get a headstart by offering discounts on Nov. 1. We'll discuss why the company has been so aggressive with sales and how it might fare in the future. Afterwards, we'll take a look at one popular toy item that families may be clamoring to find this holiday season: the new Women of NASA Lego set. Shoppers won't just be competing with other parents, but collectors and resellers. Plus: We explore Los Angeles' push to create a city bank, and what it would take to get one set up.  

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11/24/2017: China's influence on Zimbabwe's new future

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:53:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service ... In Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as the new president. It's hoped he'll usher in economic changes after 37 years of mismanagement of Robert Mugabe, but what role will China – the country's biggest financial backer – play? Afterwards, in Germany and Italy, workers at big Amazon warehouses are striking on Black Friday to protest pay and conditions.  Then, three weeks after Saudi elites were put in detention in the Ritz Carlton hotel in Riyadh, we have an exclusive look inside the "gilded prison."

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11/23/2017: We might be heading toward a government shutdown

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:55:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) With all this talk about overhauling America's tax system, there's something that may have fallen by the wayside. Namely, the country's budget. Lawmakers have until Dec. 9 to finalize government spending for next year. Stan Collender, executive vice president of Qorvis MSL Group, joined us to explain why it's been put on the back burner and the likelihood that we're headed toward a government shutdown. Next, we'll look at how a shipping law known as the Jones Act is making offshore wind power more expensive, and then we'll discuss the dark side of Italy's agricultural industry, which is seeing a decline in workers' wages.

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11/23/2017: Why so many older Americans are going hungry

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:48:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) Millions of Americans over the age of 60 are skipping meals, shrinking their food portions, or just going without. And many others begin to face the same issue as they reach this age group. On today's show, we'll look at some of the possible reasons for this problem (which include high rent costs) and some of the possible solutions. Plus: With Thanksgiving underway, we'll look at one of Americans' favorite foods: cranberries. We'll consume about 80 million pounds of the stuff this holiday. But there was one year when federal regulations almost kept them off our tables. Krissy Clark, who's been exploring regulations as part of Marketplace's documentary series "The Uncertain Hour," joins us to explain why.

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11/23/2017: Foxconn stops making students work overtime to build iPhones

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:07:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Foxconn, a main supplier for Apple's iPhone, says it's stopped student interns doing illegal overtime at one of its Chinese factories. Afterwards, why cooking with fat on Thanksgiving could help cool the environment, according to new research from the University of Reading. Then, we hear the arguments for and against using AI to police internet content.

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11/22/2017: What do you do when there's no HR department?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:56:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) Uber has disclosed 57 million riders and drivers were affected by a security breach in October 2016. But what information did the hackers actually get? Bloomberg reporter Eric Newcomer breaks it down for us. Afterwards, we'll talk to Philadelphia Inquirer writer Jane M. Von Bergen about how employees should handle workplace issues when there's no HR department.

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11/22/2017: Uber got hacked and decided not to tell anyone

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:16:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) Hackers got access to the personal data of 57 million Uber customers and drivers last year, but the ridesharing giant publicly disclosed the security breach on Tuesday. We'll look at how Uber handled the hack in 2016, and then talk about what this could mean for new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Afterwards, we'll look at the unstable future of America's diversity lottery program, which grants visas to people from countries with low rates of immigration. And then to cap off today's show, we'll discuss the potential effects that repealing Obamacare's individual mandate could have on the Affordable Care Act overall.

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11/22/2017: Skype disappears from app stores in China

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:33:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service…Chinese officials have pressured Apple and Android into removing the chat platform Skype from their app stores  in the country.  Afterwards, as Britain's finance minister  unveils his budget today, we find out about the factors playing into his plans for the UK economy. Then, an internet moderator tells us about what it's like to do one of the most important jobs in technology while still being regarded as bottom of the food chain.

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11/21/2017: Will we actually see a tax overhaul by the end of the year?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:05:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) Just shortly into the trading day, stocks were up. What's guiding this positive market sentiment? The GOP's proposed tax overhaul. David Kelley from JP Morgan Funds stopped by to discuss whether reform will actually happen. Afterwards, we'll look at how holiday jobs are changing to keep up with online demand, and then we'll talk about the Justice Department's decision to sue AT&T over its planned merger with Time Warner.

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11/21/2017: The Hollywood movie star whose invention led to Wi-Fi and cellphones

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:51:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) The Trump administration is now set to roll back network neutrality, which says all internet traffic has to be treated equally. We'll explain how all of this would work. Think of the web as a highway, and content providers like Netflix as the cars who now may have to pay extra for high-speed lanes. Next, we'll discuss the European Union's decision to choose new cities to host two European agencies that had been based in London. And finally, we'll chat with Alexandra Dean, director and producer of the new documentary "Bombshell." The film looks at Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr, an avid inventor whose advances in technology helped lead to Wi-Fi and cellphones.

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11/21/2017: The Chinese tech firm now worth more than Facebook

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:57:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Tencent — a huge Chinese tech firm that's barely known globally — has jumped in value to over half a trillion dollars to become one of the biggest companies in the world. Afterwards, global food prices could start to rise in 2018 because of uncertainty over climate and trade deals, according to a report out today by Rabobank. Then, in a global first, a London company called Bio-Bean is using coffee-waste powered London buses.

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11/20/2017: The ex-Obama official who wants to reform The Weinstein Co.

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:50:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) On today's show, we'll take a peek at what leading indicators have to say about our economy. Turns out it's looking much better because our major trading partners are on a roll. Afterwards, we'll look at news that a former Obama official — Maria Contreras-Sweet — is making a $275 million bid for The Weinstein Co., with plans to reform it by installing a female-majority board. And finally, we'll discuss what the GOP's planned tax overhaul would mean for independent contractors. 

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11/20/2017: What constitutes sexual harassment at work?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:01:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) In Germany, talks aimed at forming a ruling coalition fell apart last night. Chancellor Angela Merkel won the most votes in a general election in September, but not enough to rule outright. On today's show, we'll take a look at the current state of Germany's economy and what political instability could mean for it. Afterwards, we'll look at Toshiba's financial woes: it faces $6 billion in liabilities because its U.S. subsidiary Westinghouse is in bankruptcy. Then, we'll talk to Gillian Thomas, senior staff attorney with the Women's Rights Project at the ACLU, about what companies need to do to stop sexual harassment.

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11/20/2017: German coalition talks fail

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:13:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … German Chancellor Angela Merkel is back to square one after a potential partner walked out of negotiations to try and form a coalition government. We find out what the political uncertainty means for Europe's largest economy.  Afterwards, the Japanese corporate giant Toshiba's shares fell nearly 5 percent on news it's trying to raise more than $5 billion through a massive new stock listing. Then, we hear how Cuba's recent boom in tourism could be reversing as diplomatic relations with the United States become icy again. 

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11/17/2017: Economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin on the benefit of corporate tax cuts

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:52:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) With Republicans racing to approve legislation that would overhaul America's tax system, we'll hear from Diane Swonk — CEO of DS Economics — about the math behind the plan. These tax cuts could end up adding to the deficit, which Swonk says will create "liabilities" for future generations. Afterwards, we'll chat with Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a prominent economist and the policy director for John McCain when he ran for president in '08, about why he thinks cutting the corporate tax rate could help increase wages. And finally, we'll look at why more Americans are expected to travel this Thanksgiving than in previous years.

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11/17/2017: Economist Jeffrey Sachs says the GOP tax plan is “a heist”

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:58:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) The Republican tax overhaul — which calls for a reduced corporate tax rate of 20 percent — has now passed in the House. There's been a lot of debate over how much this bill will help American taxpayers. One noted economist who argues that it won't: Jeffrey Sachs, who joined our show today. Sachs, a Columbia University professor who helped engineer the Soviet Union's transition to a market economy, said  "we're talking about gifts to David and Charles Koch, to Sheldon Adelson, to Robert Mercer. This is not reform. This is a heist." Afterwards, we'll look at reports that President Trump may appoint Budget Director Mick Mulvaney as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. What would this mean for the future of the agency?

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11/17/2017: Nissan admits staff shortages behind massive car recall

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:14:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … The CEO and executives from Japan’s second-biggest car-maker Nissan plan to return part of their pay, following an investigation into a vehicle inspection scandal that led to the recall of 1.2 million cars. Afterwards: the credit ratings agency Moody's has upgraded India for the first time in nearly 14 years, putting one of the world's fastest growing economies on par with the Philippines and Italy.  Then we hear from the Indian city of Mumbai about the ongoing struggle for latrine provisions ahead of World Toilet Day this weekend.

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11/16/2017: A change of leadership for Zimbabwe

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:58:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) Amid Walmart's announcement that quarterly earnings exceeded expectations, we'll take a look at how the retail giant has been trying to find that sweet spot between saving shoppers money and making enough money for itself. Afterwards, we'll talk to the Washington Post's Helaine Olen about what America's proposed tax overhaul could mean for our personal finances. Then, we'll focus on Zimbabwe to learn more about the house arrest of 93-year-old Robert Mugabe, the country's president of 37 years.

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11/16/2017: What tax reform means for Trump's personal finances

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:41:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) With the House GOP set to vote today on its plan for American taxes, we'll chat with someone who's been through a big tax overhaul before: Gene Steuerle, who heads the non-partisan Tax Policy Center. He joined us to talk about the basic principles most people can agree with when it comes to tax reform. Afterwards, we'll talk to Marketplace regular Allan Sloan about how Congress' tax plans might affect none other than President Donald Trump.  

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11/16/2017: Stark warning for China's financial system

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:39:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service ... There are some fresh warnings today about serious risks facing China's economy. A senior government official told a conference in Beijing the country's financial sector needs quick reform to avoid crisis. Afterwards, a new study says many of the effects of climate change are inevitable, even if the world radically cuts carbon dioxide emissions now. Then, we hear from a French winemaker about the hype and history of Beaujolais Nouveau Day.

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11/15/2017: The aftermath of Mexico's devastating earthquakes

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:14:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) Senate Republicans are looking to repeal Obamacare's mandate that people have to sign up for health insurance. We'll look at how much money they could stand to save by slashing it, and whether healthier people will still buy insurance. Afterwards, we'll chat with Susan Schmidt, senior portfolio manager for Westwood Holdings Group, about why there's been a back-to-back decline in stocks. Then to cap off today's show, we'll discuss how Mexico has been coping after two devastating earthquakes in September.  

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11/15/2017: The tax cut that's turning into an Obamacare cut

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:30:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) Republicans are looking for ways to pay for the tax cuts they're proposing. One of them: repealing the Obamacare mandate that individuals have to buy insurance. We'll do the math on how that would work. Afterwards, we'll discuss how medium-sized banks are downsizing to escape the Federal Reserve as one of their regulators, and then talk with art critic Blake Gopnik about a Leonardo da Vinci painting that could sell for more than $100 million tonight.

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11/15/17: What could regime change mean for Zimbabwe's economy?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Ninety-three-year-old Robert Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years, but now South Africa's president has confirmed he is under house arrest. We chart the country's economic decline under Mugabe, and ask what his removal from power could mean for the country's future. Afterwards, figures out today from the U.N. show opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan is up 40 percent. We hear from Afghanistan about the thousands of young children addicted to the drug.

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11/14/2017: Losing your entire country to rising sea levels

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:51:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) With the House and Senate continuing to work out the details of their tax plans, we'll take a look at what their proposed cuts would mean in a tight labor market like this. David Kelly, chief global strategist at JP Morgan Funds, explains why the cuts could end up worsening the trade deficit, but potentially lead to higher wages. Afterwards, we'll look at the White House's push for cleaner fossil fuels and natural gas (while many other countries are focused on renewables), and then discuss how island nations like Kiribati are preparing for a future without land because of climate change.

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11/14/2017: The Senate plans to ease restrictions on banks

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:03:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) A group of senators has announced that they're rolling back regulation on small and regional banks, along with credit unions. We'll go over some of the changes they plan to make, which include easing some Dodd-Frank requirements. Afterwards, we'll examine a new report that shows historically black colleges and universities are contributing $15 billion a year to the economy, and then we'll cap off today's show by looking at a nursing shortage that's forcing hospitals to close beds. One big reason: existing nurses aren't going into education.

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11/14/2017: Is Venezuela starting to default on its debt?

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:17:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service…Venezuela owes investors $150 billion and one credit agency now say the country is in selective default. Afterwards we hear how Greenpeace activists are taking the Norwegian government to court today to stop Arctic oil drilling.  Then we look at how investors are reacting to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.

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11/13/2017: The markets aren't that crazy about the GOP's tax plans

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:11:00 -0600

(Markets Edition) Both the House and Senate have released their proposed bills to overhaul America's tax system, and it turns out the markets are kind of disappointed in these plans. Julia Coronado, the founder of MacroPolicy Perspectives, stopped by to tell us why the response is lukewarm. Afterwards, we'll look at the possibility that the U.S. will impose tariffs on solar panels imported from other countries, and then discuss how France is using drones to catch dangerous drivers.

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11/13/2017: Bill Gates wants to help find a cure for Alzheimer's

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:58:00 -0600

(U.S. Edition) Carbon emissions are up 2 percent this year, heading to a record high, according to a report from the Global Carbon Project. We'll look at some of the reasons for this increase, and where the U.S. stands on climate change. Afterwards, we'll chat with Bill Gates about his efforts to help find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. The Microsoft founder and philanthropist is investing $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund.

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11/13/2017: Uber unlocks a massive investment

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:32:00 -0600

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service ... Uber is one step closer to an investment of as much as $10 billion. Then, new data unveiled today says world carbon emissions haven't peaked as hoped. We get the latest from UN climate talks in Bonn and find out how a U.S. delegation on "clean coal" is causing a stir at the event. Afterwards, we hear the Australian debate around immigration and the economy.

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