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The global economy is hard at work while Americans sleep, but they can catch up and keep up with Marketplace Morning Report, a quick comprehensive update on the world of business and finance. From Marketplace, American Public Media's premier business news show on public radio.

The global economy is hard at work while Americans sleep, but they can catch up and keep up with Marketplace Morning Report, a quick comprehensive update on the world of business and finance. From Marketplace, American Public Media's premier business news show on public radio.
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The global economy is hard at work while Americans sleep, but they can catch up and keep up with Marketplace Morning Report, a quick comprehensive update on the world of business and finance. From Marketplace, American Public Media's premier business news show on public radio.

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Developing countries are trying to lure investors back

5/25/2018
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(Markets Edition) Investment money has been flowing out of several developing countries, including Turkey and Argentina. On today's show, we'll chat with Chris Low — chief economist with FTN Financial — about why selling's been heavy and how these countries are trying to handle the issue. Next, we'll look at whether the National Flood Insurance Program is doing after last year's hurricane season, and whether it has the funds to tackle another Harvey. Plus: We explore how hotels are dealing...

Duration:00:06:50

Arizona's trying to draw more tourists from Mexico

5/25/2018
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(U.S. Edition) You may have noticed lots of emails from websites or apps saying they've changed their terms of service or privacy policies. They're all trying to comply with a new European law known as the General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect today. We'll look at how the law benefits consumers and what it means for companies' business models. Afterwards, we'll discuss Arizona's efforts to attract more tourists from Central Mexico. (05/25/2018)

Duration:00:07:15

A new era in online privacy begins

5/25/2018
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(Global Editon) From the BBC World Service ... Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska has stepped down as a director of Russia’s biggest aluminium producer in a bid to lift crippling U.S. sanctions. We discuss the man, his motives and what’s next for Russia's billionaires. Then, new European regulation will transform the way businesses deal with their customers. We look at the challenges and benefits as Europe gets tough on privacy. Next, India's sporting prowess hit the headlines after athletes...

Duration:00:07:01

McDonald's plastic straws might one day be a thing of the past

5/24/2018
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(Markets Edition) The Trump team is looking into penalties on imported cars and trucks, which may be an attempt to target Mexico since they're one of our largest exporters. We'll explore why this might hurt hurt the auto industry, particularly in areas like the Midwest, and how the U.S. is pushing Mexico to create alliances with the European Union. Afterwards, we'll discuss how Michigan State University is handling its $500 million settlement with victims of convicted sports medicine doctor...

Duration:00:07:11

How the Mayo Clinic wants to improve our health care system

5/24/2018
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(U.S. Edition) The Trump administration is looking into applying import tariffs on foreign cars and trucks, which may go as high as 25 percent for vehicles from Toyota or Honda. But could this actually help the American auto industry? We'll look at the unintended consequences of a decision like this. Afterwards, we'll talk to the CEO of the Mayo Clinic, Dr. John Noseworthy, about his goal of reducing the amount of wasteful visits you have to take to the doctor's. (05/24/2018)

Duration:00:07:25

Can Colombia turn peace into economic prosperity?

5/24/2018
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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service ... Shares in European and Asian car companies have stalled after the U.S. raised the prospect of applying import tariffs on national security grounds. We ask economist David Bailey what's next. Then, Deutsche Bank is cutting 7,000 jobs as the bank's new chief executive vows to go back to basics. And, after half a century of civil war, Colombians are still struggling with the country's slow economic recovery. We explore the region's issues ahead of...

Duration:00:06:48

How high can crude oil go?

5/23/2018
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(Markets Edition) One Wall Street heavyweight is predicting that crude oil could top $100 a barrel, which could spark a recession here in the U.S. On today's show, we'll get some perspective about the trajectory of oil prices from Susan Schmidt, senior portfolio manager at Westwood Holdings Group. Afterwards, we'll discuss how drivers will pay the most expensive Memorial Day gas prices since 2014, and then we'll look at the Environmental Protection Agency's plans to pursue new regulations on...

Duration:00:07:35

What kind of job market are college students graduating into?

5/23/2018
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(U.S. Edition) President Trump is expected to sign a bill that would ease some of the rules imposed on banks after the last financial crisis. But will this be that radical of a decision? Erik Gordon, a professor at the University of Michigan, explains why he thinks most of us aren't going to notice the changes. Afterwards, we'll look at how the job market is for recent college graduates as part of our "Divided Decade" series, which examines how America has changed since the financial crisis....

Duration:00:07:09

Why being paid to do nothing isn't actually all that great

5/23/2018
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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service ... At least 11 people have been killed after police fired at protesters calling for the closure of a copper smelter in southern India. The deaths raise questions over the future of the plant in Tamil Nadu, which is owned by mining giant Vedanta. The BBC's Sameer Hashmi explains the environmental and business implications. Then, Angela Merkel visits China this week against a backdrop of trade tensions and uncertainty over the future of a nuclear...

Duration:00:06:38

The Catholic Church is concerned about the world's financial system

5/22/2018
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(Markets Edition) The House is set to vote on a bill that would free dozens of small and mid-sized banks from regulations placed after the financial crisis. We'll dive into some of the rules that could go away. Afterwards, we'll discuss the Supreme Court's latest workplace ruling: employees who agreed to settle disputes with their boss through individual arbitration can't later join big class-action lawsuits. Plus: A look at what the Pope has to say about financial markets and its...

Duration:00:08:09

The class of 2008 has some advice for the class of 2018

5/22/2018
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(U.S. Edition) European politicians will get to grill Facebook CEO later today about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, over a month after U.S. Congress members questioned him. We'll discuss what to expect from his upcoming testimony. Afterwards, we'll talk about why a rising share of American households seem to be having trouble paying off their credit card debt. Plus: As part of our "Divided Decade" series, which looks at the financial crisis 10 years later, we asked 2008 college grads to...

Duration:00:08:23

Will Sony’s strategy shift shine?

5/22/2018
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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Oil prices are heading back toward $80 a barrel thanks to a range of geopolitical and supply factors. In India, fuel costs are a sensitive issue. We’ll explain how the country’s oil minister is working on a way to pressure prices there. Then, Sony announced a big shift in strategy, but will it pay off? It's set to become the world's no. 1 music publisher now that it's purchased EMI Music Publishing for $2.3 billion. Afterward, while the economic...

Duration:00:07:46

Playing good cop/bad cop with China

5/21/2018
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(U.S. Edition) So are the U.S. tariffs on China on or off? That'll depend on which Trump administration official you listen to. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says a trade war between the U.S. and China is now "on hold," but the country's top trade official, Robert Lighthizer, says Chinese tariffs remain an important tool. On today's show, we'll look at what came out of the latest round of trade talks between the two countries. Afterwards, we'll discuss how changes in Britain's universal...

Duration:00:07:57

What’s next for Venezuela’s crippled economy after a Maduro win

5/21/2018
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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service …Venezuela’s socialist economy is under massive strain with inflation running at 13,000 percent. So how will the country’s leader deal with these challenges, along with increasing pressure from other nations to fix its problems? Then, religion is a big business in Zimbabwe – we’ll take you there to meet a prophet who knows just how lucrative preaching can be. (05/21/2018)

Duration:00:07:22

Recommended reading for recent college grads

5/18/2018
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(Markets Edition) The Trump administration plans to propose a new rule that would bar abortions at facilities that receive federal family planning funds. On today's show, we'll look at what this could mean for organizations like Planned Parenthood. Afterwards, amid news that the U.S. benchmark interest rate eased back a bit this morning, we'll discuss whether this is cause for alarm. And then to cap off today's show, we'll talk about the best personal finance books for recent college...

Duration:00:07:01

It's tough out there for farmers

5/18/2018
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(U.S. Edition) The U.S. and China are hard at it to work out a trade agreement. One potential idea floating around: a $200 billion trade surplus package from Beijing. We'll chat with a former Treasury Department official about how big this offer is in the grand scheme of things. Afterwards, we'll look at the financial troubles many farms in the U.S. are facing. Many are using their land as collateral against loans to keep operating. (05/18/2018)

Duration:00:07:13

China drops U.S. trade probe

5/18/2018
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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service ... There are signs that the frosty trade relationship between the U.S. and China is thawing. Beijing has dropped a sanctions probe into American sorghum imports. But is this olive branch a sign that China will fulfill a promise to open its economy? We ask trade expert David Collins. Then, the bunting is out, the weather looks clear. Yes, it's finally here. Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle this weekend at Windsor Castle. We speak to some of...

Duration:00:06:21

05/17/2018: The problems with a declining birth rate

5/17/2018
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(Markets Edition) The birthrate in America just keeps going down. We talked to Diane Swonk, the chief economist at the accounting and consulting firm Grant Thornton, about the economic troubles this will cause for the U.S. down the road. Afterwards, we'll look at how Britain is placing limits on some fixed-odds betting machines, and then discuss how the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision to OK legal sports will impact New Jersey. (05/17/2018)

Duration:00:07:09

How millennials feel about capitalism and socialism

5/17/2018
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(U.S. Edition) The Food and Drug administration is planning to unveil a new website today, naming pharmaceutical companies that have blocked the development of generic drugs. We'll look at whether public shaming could change how drug makers behave. Afterwards, we'll discuss the reasons behind America's declining birth rate amid news that it's hit a 30-year-low. Plus: We talk to University of Chicago political science professor Cathy Cohen about the latest survey from GenForward, an ongoing...

Duration:00:07:17

U.K. targets "crack cocaine" gambling machines

5/17/2018
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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service ... They’re known as the “crack cocaine” of the betting world. Now, the U.K. government is slashing the maximum stake on electronic slot machines in a move it claims will protect vulnerable players. We'll look at what difference this will make. Then, U.S. grocery giant Kroger is buying a stake in Britain's Ocado. Bryan Roberts at TCC Global explains why the American retailer is hoping to take advantage of British technology. And, former Indian...

Duration:00:06:18

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