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Wake up with the Marketplace Morning Report every Monday through Friday at 4:45 a.m. PT with host David Brancaccio.

Wake up with the Marketplace Morning Report every Monday through Friday at 4:45 a.m. PT with host David Brancaccio.
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Wake up with the Marketplace Morning Report every Monday through Friday at 4:45 a.m. PT with host David Brancaccio.

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Millennials say funding is the key to better public education

10/23/2018
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(U.S. Edition) The Trump administration is rolling out new rules that will allow more people to purchase health insurance that doesn’t meet ACA requirements, meaning some of those plans won’t cover pre-existing conditions. Meanwhile, we look into how women make 80 cents for every dollar made by men, and how this kind of gap follows them into retirement. Then we head to education, where University of Chicago professor Cathy Cohen’s GenForward survey examined how millennials looked at public...

Duration:00:08:07

Turkey demands answers in missing journalist case as Saudi conference goes ahead

10/23/2018
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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … As Saudi Arabia’s investment conference opens Tuesday in Riyadh, Turkey’s president demanded answers about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. We hear from an economist who is attending the conference. Then, in the U.K., thousands of women are expected to show up for a strike protesting the lack of progress in equal pay cases in the Scottish city of Glasgow. Today's show is sponsored by GAIN Capital Group (gaincapital.com), Navy...

Duration:00:06:59

U.N. prepares to spend money to fight climate change

10/22/2018
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(Markets Edition) A fund from the United Nations has announced how it’s going to spend money to combat climate change, and those efforts include efficient European cities and harvesting geothermal energy in Indonesia. We also check in with Julia Coronado as the euro has experienced another decline as of Monday morning. Then we head out to Flagstaff, Arizona and the campus of Northern Arizona University. The school has doubled the number of students and its growth isn’t showing any signs of...

Duration:00:07:58

Meet the people trying to refine the rules for artificial intelligence

10/22/2018
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(U.S. Edition) With Saudi officials now saying that journalist Jamal Khashoggi did indeed perish at the Saudi consulate in Turkey, the kingdom's move to diversify its economy away from oil could be hindered, as foreign investors are rethinking their ties to the state. Meanwhile, there's more gloomy news from the toy industry as Hasbro has experiences a 12 percent drop in revenue in a year. What could be coming for toy retail in the future? Then we take a deeper dive into the ethics of...

Duration:00:07:52

Can happiness be a factor in GDP calculation?

10/22/2018
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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … After avoiding a debt downgrade to junk from Moody’s investor service, Italy is expected to get a request for changes to its submitted budget from the European Union – a first from the bloc. Then, it’s October, which means its Christmas bonus time in Venezuela. Despite inflation that could hit 1 million percent this year, the government is doling out bonuses over the next few month, and they’ll be pegged to the country’s oil-backed...

Duration:00:07:00

The Economist's annual report outlines the conditions for the next recession

10/19/2018
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(Markets Edition) The markets have been active to say the least in the past week, despite steady earnings from companies. Part of the activity can be attributed to the Federal Reserve thinking about raising interest rates. Chris Low of FTN Financial helps us dive in a little more. Later on Friday, we're expected to see home sales data for September, which might indicate rising interest rates. That would not be good news for the mortgage industry, as Marketplace's Andy Uhler reports. Finally,...

Duration:00:07:27

Revisiting "pivot to video" in light of the lawsuit against Facebook

10/19/2018
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(U.S. Edition) The Chinese economy is on its slowest growth spurt since 2009. This is happening in the context of the ongoing trade feud with the United States, and Marketplace's Jennifer Pak checked in to tell us more. Meanwhile, Facebook is the target of a lawsuit, with advertisers accusing the social media giant of misrepresenting the amount of time users spent watching videos. Those numbers led to news organizations into believing video was where ad money could be found and altering...

Duration:00:07:51

China's economy sees slowest growth since financial crisis

10/19/2018
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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service ... China’s economic growth slowed to its lowest level since the depths of the financial crisis. But is it weak fundamentals or the ongoing trade dispute with the U.S. that’s hitting growth the most? Then, ahead of the midterms, there’s growing skepticism of social media and its role in reaching voters. But in Brazil, just nine days before a runoff presidential election, the frontrunner and his followers are embracing social platforms. Afterwards,...

Duration:00:06:16

Learn about the WTO Appellate Body, or what's left of it

10/18/2018
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(Markets Edition) The Federal Reserve looks poised to raise interest rates yet again in December. Also on Thursday, nearly 60 million people worldwide are participating in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill. Earthquakes are a way of life for many Californians, so the ShakeOut could spark homeowners’ interest in earthquake coverage. Then we learn about the WTO’s appellate body, which functions as a sort of Supreme Court for trade. The body is shrinking as judges’ terms expire and the Trump...

Duration:00:07:54

How the Department of the Treasury handles the "currency manipulator" label

10/18/2018
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(U.S. Edition) What does it take to be called a currency manipulator? Two years after President Trump decreed that the Treasury department would label China as one, and it has yet to happen. We look into how that designation gets handled. According to a new report, nearly 10 million Americans utilize short-term installment loans when in need of some quick cash. However, how much they pay in interest and finance charges depends on how their state regulates lenders. We then discuss more...

Duration:00:08:02

Are women in power really less corrupt?

10/18/2018
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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Swiss drugmaker Novartis is getting deeper into cancer treatment with a $2.1 billion buy of an American firm. Then, Ethiopia’s prime minister this week appointed women to half of its cabinet, saying the decision was because females are "less corrupt" than men. But how much does gender really have to do with corruption? Afterwards, the international panel on climate change has warned we have just 12 years to limit our emissions or the environment...

Duration:00:06:58

Marketplace-Edison Research Poll: Tax law gets a lukewarm response from taxpayers

10/17/2018
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(Markets Edition) The Republican tax cuts look like they're making a significant impact on paper, with the non-partisan Tax Policy Center estimating that 80 percent of Americans will be getting a tax cut and companies' quarterly earnings statements reflecting them. But, the latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll shows that plenty of people aren't feeling the impact. We'll also talk more about "systematically important financial institutions," places that were deemed integral to the economy...

Duration:00:07:45

How the Marketplace-Edison Poll examined our economic feelings

10/17/2018
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(U.S. Edition) When asked about the biggest threat to his presidency Tuesday night, President Trump pointed to the Federal Reserve in his answer. Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer has more. After the numbers, we discuss the World Bank's annual report on global poverty, which was released Wednesday. The number of people living below the international poverty line has dropped, but extreme poverty still exists, and could still get worse for many. Economic worries are a part of everyday life,...

Duration:00:08:02

Explaining Brexit’s potential no-deal nightmares

10/17/2018
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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … An EU summit Wednesday was supposed to focus on a final agreement on the U.K.’s divorce from the bloc. But there are still a number of sticking points hampering a final deal. We’ll explain what a no-deal Brexit could mean for traveling in and around the European Union, and what’s holding up the negotiation process. Then, Canada on Wednesday became the first G20 country to legalize cannabis for medical and recreational use. We’ll take you to a...

Duration:00:06:49

Jack Lew on how economic force compares to military force

10/16/2018
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(Markets Edition) We're taking a snapshot of the economics of the midterm elections, since Monday was the deadline for campaigns sharing their fundraising and spending numbers from the past three months. Nancy Marshall-Genzer has been following the money and tells us more. Then we take the conversation to foreign affairs and ask the question: In the face of an international crisis, would the U.S. be able to count on help from its allies? We spoke to former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew,...

Duration:00:07:47

Brexit complicates the Gibraltar feud between Britain and Spain

10/16/2018
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(U.S. Edition) The federal deficit has risen to $779 billion, which is the biggest it has been since 2012. But as we look a little deeper, the deficit isn't just big, it's also historically strange. Starting on Wednesday, Canadians will be able to legally buy cannabis for recreational use both online and in standalone stores. The Canadian government is hoping that the market in place freezes out criminal competitors. Then, we discuss The Rock. No, not that Rock. We mean Gibraltar – a self...

Duration:00:08:00

Lack of sleep costs U.S. economy $400B each year

10/16/2018
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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … We’ll catch you up on the latest Brexit talks ahead of a series of negotiations this week. Then, after Kraft’s hostile takeover of Cadbury in 2010, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to protect British companies from predatory foreign buyers. Proposed new rules could do just that, but will they make it too easy to deny potential mergers on national security grounds? Then, the CDC has deemed insufficient sleep a “public health problem,” but new...

Duration:00:06:53

Behind the midterm elections is a lot of big money

10/15/2018
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(Markets Edition) Sears (also Kmart) filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, which means another 150 stores will close. However, 500 stores are staying open if suppliers want to maintain the flow of merchandise. We look at the history of the issues of Sears. We also take a look at the markets, and then the economy with Julia Coronado at Macropolicy Perspectives. Also, Monday is the day political campaigns unveil the numbers on their quarterly spending. There’s big money behind midterm...

Duration:00:08:17

Controversy over journalist's possible murder dominates Saudi business climate

10/15/2018
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(U.S. Edition) The cloud of suspicion around the possible murder of a dissident Saudi journalist hung over a drop of the key index on the Saudi stock market on Sunday, but Monday is a bit of a different story. Some of that may be linked to President Trump, who said he’d punish Saudi Arabia while also focusing on the country’s denials and how stopping arms sales would harm the U.S. Also, we check in with economics contributor Chris Farrell about the state of U.S. real estate. Today’s show is...

Duration:00:07:55

Sears buckles under debt, files for bankruptcy protection

10/15/2018
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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … After struggling for years under a heavy debt load and red-hot competition from e-commerce titans, Sears filed for bankruptcy protection today. The stage is set for confrontation tonight when the European Commission finally gets its hands on Italy’s draft budget. Afterwards, more high-profile business leaders are pushing back against Saudi Arabia as questions swirl around the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Finally, in a bid to...

Duration:00:06:58