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“Marketplace Morning Report,” hosted by David Brancaccio, is the business news you need to know to start your day. “Marketplace Morning Report” gets you up to speed on what you missed when you were sleeping, kicking off each weekday with a global business update from the BBC World Service in London.

“Marketplace Morning Report,” hosted by David Brancaccio, is the business news you need to know to start your day. “Marketplace Morning Report” gets you up to speed on what you missed when you were sleeping, kicking off each weekday with a global business update from the BBC World Service in London.

Location:

Los Angeles, CA

Description:

“Marketplace Morning Report,” hosted by David Brancaccio, is the business news you need to know to start your day. “Marketplace Morning Report” gets you up to speed on what you missed when you were sleeping, kicking off each weekday with a global business update from the BBC World Service in London.

Language:

English

Contact:

261 South Figueroa Street #200 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 621-3500


Episodes

Unemployment rate soars

4/3/2020
After almost 9 1/2 years of American payrolls growing month over month, there was a sickening drop in March. And the latest numbers don’t even capture the worst of it. Plus, the history of the U.S. census.

Duration:00:06:51

Small business loan program starts today

4/3/2020
Some big banks say they’re not ready for the crisis small business loan program set up by the $2 trillion stimulus. Jobs report numbers are out today. How do-it-yourself masks are being used.

Duration:00:06:46

The World Bank to the rescue

4/3/2020
From the BBC World Service: India will receive $1 billion to buy medical equipment, almost half of The World Bank’s emergency fund. COVID-19 around the globe. Clubbing goes online as DJs stream sets from home.

Duration:00:06:16

Unemployment sign-ups skyrocket

4/2/2020
First-time unemployment claims doubled week-over-week, to 6.6 million. There are 100,00 crew members stuck on ships at sea during this pandemic. Some economists push for longer grace periods on debt repayment.

Duration:00:09:14

“Forgive our debts”

4/2/2020
Does the COVID-19 economy need a widespread easing of debts? The official jobs report this week will not capture the entirety of the mess our economy is in.

Duration:00:07:59

Shipping workers can’t get home

4/2/2020
From the BBC World Service: Crews cannot disembark at some ports due to COVID-19 restrictions. Shipping industry leaders are concerned about workers’ welfare. The company offering free sneakers to health care workers.

Duration:00:06:55

“Obamacare” and COVID-19

4/1/2020
ADP employment shows payrolls down by just 27,000 people in the last month. A fresh reading on U.S. factory activity. No reopening for Affordable Care Act enrollment. Crude oil prices down big. Car sales in the midst of COVID-19.

Duration:00:07:46

April 1 bills are here

4/1/2020
Monthly bills are due, but federal COVID-19 money isn’t expected for nearly three weeks. Two big British banks have halted profit payments to shareholders. What the $2 trillion stimulus law means for Boeing.

Duration:00:06:50

Sweden says no lockdown

4/1/2020
From the BBC World Service: Business leaders say the Swedish government’s approach is more sensible than many other countries. Some British banks are suspending dividends. A Scottish distillery has switched to making hand sanitizer.

Duration:00:06:17

Getting Americans stimulus checks

3/31/2020
Emergency COVID-19 money should materialize in bank accounts within three weeks. What business activity in China is looking like. Unemployment forecasts. International students deal with campus shutdowns.

Duration:00:09:39

End of a bleak financial quarter

3/31/2020
Given the virus, Macy’s is now furloughing most of its 125,000 employees. Amazon has fired the employee who organized a walk-out on Monday. Food pantries struggle with staffing and logistics.

Duration:00:07:12

China’s factories are open, but …

3/31/2020
From the BBC World Service: While new data suggests China’s economy is rebounding, the rest of Asia faces “economic pain.” India mulls direct cash transfers to help migrant workers. Worries over COVID-19 are boosting local fish sales in Kenya.

Duration:00:06:09

COVID-19 worker backlash

3/30/2020
Oil prices hit an 18-year low. Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island are planning a strike for Monday. How this “cancellation economy” is affecting places like the Coachella Valley in California.

Duration:00:07:01

Getting federal aid to small businesses

3/30/2020
The COVID-19 relief bill signed into law last week sets aside more than $350 billion for loans to small businesses. How are convenience stores faring? Egg and orange juice prices soar.

Duration:00:06:54

Doctors need more parking

3/30/2020
From the BBC World Service: With hospital parking lots busier due to COVID-19, what can health workers do? Global governments add more stimulus. Developing countries need increased health spending to tackle the pandemic.

Duration:00:06:52

Bull moment, bear market

3/27/2020
The Dow has been up big the last couple of days, but history shows us there are occasional bull moments in bear markets. Some automakers are hoping to re-open factories in April. Does increasing unemployment compensation incentivize not working?

Duration:00:07:00

A consumer pessimism plunge

3/27/2020
The House is scheduled to vote today on a third coronavirus relief package. An update on consumer confidence during COVID-19. Concerns about utilities like electricity or water being shut off in parts of the country.

Duration:00:07:13

Workers in Africa worry about lockdown

3/27/2020
From the BBC World Service: Living paycheck to paycheck is common in countries like Kenya. Migrant workers in India struggle to access financial aid. A Portuguese cafe in east London is lending a hand with a hot meal for those in need.

Duration:00:07:39

Record unemployment claims

3/26/2020
This morning, we got the worst spike ever recorded in the number of people signing up for unemployment. And the data we’re getting from government agencies might not be capturing the full scope of the damage. Virus relief bill passes in the Senate.

Duration:00:08:35

Saving lives and the economy

3/26/2020
A Nobel laureate offers a prescription for managing COVID-19 while phasing the economy back in. Today’s first-time unemployment claims number will be the largest in U.S history.

Duration:00:07:45